Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicDrone attack

Topic: Drone attack

More safety measures, fewer approvals — what govt’s new draft policy for drones offers

‘Drone Rules 2021’ seek to replace the UAS Rules that came into force in March this year. The new rules are open for public suggestions until 5 August.

2 drones, 2 kinds of IEDs, separate strikes — How Jammu air force station attack was planned

It is believed that two attacks were planned for the same day. However, it is not yet clear where the two unmanned aerial aircraft originated from.

Army to procure anti-drone systems as India scales up defences against new threats

Army wants anti-drone systems with 'soft kill' capabilities, which will enable detection and jamming of communication signals of hostile UAVs, as well as spoofing it.

Design & materials of Jammu drone attack IEDs ‘point to Pakistan Ordnance factories’

Preliminary report on IEDs dropped by drones has confirmed that RDX was used, and that both devices were packed with about 1.5-2 kg of explosives.

India must strike to deter, any other policy for drone attacks will play into Pakistan’s hands

When it comes to drones hovering on India-Pakistan border, political will, equipped with a broad range of innovative capabilities to inflict pain, remains the best defence.

IAF plans to buy 10 anti-drone systems from Indian vendors after Jammu air base attack

The systems are intended to ‘detect, track, identify, designate and neutralize’ hostile drones, and a Laser-DEW is essentially required as a ‘kill option’.

BSF opens fire at suspected Pakistani drone trying to cross IB in Jammu

The drone, meant for carrying out surveillance of the area, returned to the Pakistani side after the border guards fired at it early morning Friday, a BSF official said.

Drones threat flagged for long but govt slept over it, journalist-author Rahul Pandita claims

Rahul Pandita discusses drone strike at IAF station while talking to ThePrint about his new book, Lover Boy of Bahawalpur: How the Pulwama Case was Cracked, about the 2019 attack.

Jammu drone attack seen as an attempt to harm LoC ceasefire, disrupt Kashmir political process

Sources say pressure on the ceasefire agreement along the LoC is the natural fallout of the drone attack at the Jammu IAF station.

On Camera

YourTurn

Conspiracy being hatched to kill me, says Imran Khan

For US, Pakistan’s become too hot to handle. A raging Imran Khan is only making it worse

Pakistan needs the US. But there is the question of what Washington thinks Islamabad can deliver in its current state. In Pakistan, even China has burnt its fingers.
Representational image | Commons

Modi govt plans tweak to Gold Monetisation Scheme, wants you to share price-fluctuation risk

Launched in 2015, GMS allows people to deposit their idle gold with an RBI-designated bank & earn interest on it, much like in a fixed deposit scheme.

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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