Hisar: Amid reports of drones being used to drop weapons from across the border, a top commander said Wednesday that the Indian Armed Forces are capable of identifying such devices. He asserted that any military drone venturing towards Indian side from Pakistan will be ‘shot down’.
Interacting with reporters on the sidelines of a first-of-a-kind seminar on artificial intelligence, at the Hisar Military Station, South Western Command chief Lt Gen Alok Singh Kler also said there is ‘nothing to worry’ at the moment.
“At present, the drones that are being demonstrated at the event here, their capacity for carriage is very low. And, what we are hearing, the reports coming about drone being used across the border, their capacity is (also) very small. So, there is no need to worry,” Alok Singh Kler asserted.
Lt Gen Kler said the systems and radars of the Indian Armed Forces are in place. Any military use of any drone, which comes to our side will be shot down by the capabilities of the Indian Air Force and the Army,” stated the top officer.
GPS-fitted drones capable of lifting up to 10 kg flew in from Pakistan seven to eight times to airdrop the cache of arms, ammunition and fake currency seized in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district, according to a probe by Punjab Police.
The Punjab Police claimed Sunday to have busted a terror module of the Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), backed by a group based in Pakistan and Germany. It said the terror group was conspiring to unleash a series of strikes in Punjab and adjoining states.
During investigation, the accused revealed that drones were used to airdrop arms and ammunition, officials of the Counter-Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police said.