PM Narendra Modi is conducting a major meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today. Sources told CNN-News18 that ‘security and policy-related dialogues are on the table’ and that the key objective of the assembly was to facilitate the process of mapping out a drone policy for India.
India will have a drone policy very shortly, top sources told CNN-News18.
The conference comes in the background of Sunday’s drone bombard on the Jammu airbase and the events that followed. The meeting began at 4 pm, sources said.
Meanwhile, the probe into the assault on the Jammu air force station has been delivered to the NIA. In what was the prime case of Pakistan-based terrorists placing drones to strike vital installations, two bombs were struck at the IAF station in Jammu in the early hours of Sunday, causing minor wounds to two airmen.
The bombards occurred around 1.40 am within six minutes of each other. The first blast ravaged the roof of a single-story building at the technical zone of the airport manned by the IAF in the Satwari area on the boundaries of the city. The second one was on the base. The officials said the explosive material dropped by the drones might have been manufactured using a blend consisting of RDX, but a final assurance was still awaited.
Investigators were yet to choose the flight path of the drones that dropped the bombs as they scanned the CCTV footage, including from cameras devised on the boundary walls of the airport. Thus, all the CCTV cameras were attentive on the roadside, the officials said. The drones that dropped the bombs were either flown back across the outskirts or to some other terminus during the night, they doubt.
The airy distance from the Jammu airport to the international outskirt is 14 km. A day after the strike, the IAF station situated at the Jammu airport on Monday pursued to remain prohibited for all but the trial teams including one from the NIA, which gathered every bit of evidence acquirable on the base.