Drones were used on June 27 to drop explosives at the IAF station in Jammu airport

Weeks after the deadly drone attack at the air force station in Jammu, another drone movement was detected near the air base early on Wednesday morning.

Around 4.05 am on Wednesday, a drone was spotted near the Jammu air base in Satwari, a few hundred metres away from the air base.

Drones were used on June 27 to drop explosives at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jammu airport, causing minor injuries to its two personnel. On June 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held a top-level meeting to discuss emerging security threats including drones.

On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said that drones have added a new dimension to security threats from terror groups. Singh also said that investigations into the attack on the Jammu IAF station last month, show involvement of non-state actors, supported by state actors such as the ordnance factory of Pakistan.

He also pointed out that in the past, drones from across the border have been used to drop currency, arms and ammunition inside Indian territory and with the introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in terror activities, more efforts are required to see to it that this new and emerging threat is neutralised effectively.

IEDs, weighing around six to seven kgs, which were seized on the same day of the IAF base attack, from another part of Jammu had also been dropped from a drone and collected by a terrorist who was subsequently arrested, the DGP said.