Jammu: Preliminary investigation into the twin blasts inside the high security zone of Air Force Station Jammu has indicated that drones were used to carry out the attack.
This is the first instance of drones being utilised by forces on the other side of the border to drop explosives on the Jammu airport, which is a civil airport with the runway and the ATC under the IAF.
The India-Pakistan border is 14 km from the Air Force Station and on previous occasions, weapons have been dropped as far as 12 km inside Indian territory using drones.
The two low-intensity explosions, which took place one after the other in the wee hours of Sunday, took place near a helipad in the airport’s technical area. The first blast ripped off the roof of a building and the second one was on the ground in an open area.
Sources told India Today that the possible target of the attacks was the aircraft parked in the dispersal area.
A defence spokesperson said there were no reports of injury to any personnel or damage to any equipment.
A high level meeting was underway at the Air Force station with senior police and Indian Air Force officials in attendance. (With Inputs India Today)