Pakistani drones increasingly sophisticated: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Ravi Dhaliwal

Gurdaspur, July 10

Despite the success of yesterday’s anti-drug campaign launched by the Punjab Police, senior officers are confident that drugs will continue to flow into Punjab across the border until effective measures are taken. taken to mitigate the effectiveness of Pakistani drones.

Officers involved in the fight against drugs admit that these flying machines are becoming more sophisticated every day. The border belt has always been seen as fertile ground by Pakistan for injecting drugs.

The BSF is acquiring anti-drone guns and jammers, which will be placed at strategic locations near the IB in Punjab. Similar equipment is already in use at J&K.

Bearing in mind the threat of these flying devices, Gurdaspur SSP Harjit Singh said that for the past month, police have been combing agricultural fields at Dorangla and Kalanaur police stations daily.

Previously, Pakistani smugglers brought in drugs using pipes thrown through the fences. Now they use state-of-the-art drones.

A Border Range SSP revealed that until a few months ago Pakistani drones were making a loud noise. “Now they send flying machines, which hardly make any noise. It makes it difficult for us to detect,” he said.

Elders remember how in 2001 the BSF and the police came across a tunnel, which came from the other side of the fence and opened up near the BSF Chauntra outpost at the police station of Dorangla in Gurdaspur Police District. The passage was 3 feet high and 2 feet wide. It opened 50 meters into Indian territory in the middle of a sugarcane plantation. The Pakistan Rangers outpost, from where the tunnel must have started, is clearly visible from Chauntra.

Fearing criticism, the incident was buried quietly by the agencies. The recent use of Chinese-made drones of Pakistani origin has become a big headache for the Punjab police.

“Flying machines” difficult to detect

  • Officers involved in the fight against drugs admit that these flying machines are becoming more sophisticated every day. The border belt has always been seen as fertile ground by Pakistan for injecting drugs.
  • A Border Range SSP revealed that until a few months ago Pakistani drones were making a loud noise. “Now they send flying machines, which hardly make any noise. It makes it difficult for us to detect,” he said.

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