Drone threats: Samba police senitising border dwellers

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Police has taken up an initiative to create awareness among border dwellers at Samba about drones and the potential threats they pose.

Bordering Rajouri and Kathua districts have already banned use, sale and purchase of drones.

The initiative was taken in the aftermath of drone attacks on the Jammu Air Force Station.

“We are sensitising the border people and making them aware of drones and the dangers posed by it,” Rajesh Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba here told UNI.

He said that the teams are visiting the forward border villages and police drones are being displayed at these locations to create awareness.

“The flying object is being shown to the people and also about the techniques on how they can carry and drop goods,” he said.

Pakistan is using drones not only to target safe havens in Jammu, but also monitoring important military bases with the help of drones.

Drones have been used to smuggle weapons and narcotics across the IB for months now.

“People living in the border villages are our eyes, ears and nose and they are first respondents to any mischievous activity,” he said, adding that they must be made aware to timely counter any threat.

Teams of security officials visited various hamlets along the IB with drones to make the locals aware of them and the threat of their use in terror activities.