New Delhi: Before the celebration of Independence Day on August 15, security agencies issued a high level of alert for possible terrorist attacks in the capital. According to information collected by security agencies, Pakistani terrorist organizations can use drones carrying explosives to carry out terrorist attacks.
Pakistan-backed terror organizations may attack important facilities during the ongoing monsoon gathering and may disrupt Delhi’s Independence Day celebrations, the security agency said. Security agency warned Delhi police that on August 5, the day Jammu and Kashmir Article 370 was removed, Pakistan-backed terrorist organizations could carry out terrorist attacks in the capital.
The Security agency stated that the terrorist organization is planning a major conspiracy to create riots in the capital in the coming days.
In view of the recent drone attack on the IAF station in Jammu, Delhi Police Chief Balaji Srivastava has ordered the Deputy Chiefs of Police (DCP), Joint Police Officers and other police forces in all areas of Delhi Personnel to be diligent in alerting and monitoring drone threats.
The order was issued a few days after two drones dropped bombs at the Indian Air Force Base in Jammu. The drone attack on Jammu has made countries vigilant against this new threat.
When meeting with officials in the city, the New Delhi police chief asked the officers of the police station (SHO) of each district to be aware of any calls to the police control room or information about drones in the city, and investigate threats accordingly.
In view of the threat from drones, the Delhi police also established a special control room. This time, the historic Red Fort also installed four anti-UAV systems, and two were installed last year. For the first time, the Delhi Police and other security agencies have received special training to deal with threats from drones.
In addition to addressing the threat from drones, Balaji Srivastava also ordered officials to take appropriate measures to protect women and children in the city. The Delhi Police Chief ordered strict measures to curb criminal activities related to the safety of women and children in Delhi.
According to security analysts, the use of small drones for terrorist attacks is considered a turning point in India’s asymmetric warfare. However, for years, Islamic State fighters have been using it elsewhere to target security forces in Iraq and Syria, prompting the United States and drone manufacturers to spend millions of dollars on research to stop what is sometimes referred to as the “killer bees” activity.
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