On March 5, around 10:30pm, the Border Security Force (BSF) shot down a flying object near Sado Gazi village in Amritsar. This was the fifth drone downed in Punjab this year.
In the previous two years, 12 drones have been brought down in Punjab over 12 months. With deployment of the new anti-drone technology on the international border, the BSF, Punjab Police and security grid are upbeat about “considerable success” in tackling the “drone menace”.
“It is difficult to put it arithmetically, but we feel close to 50% success rate has been achieved in detecting, destroying and in some case forcing the drones to go back,” a senior officer of BSF told News18.
The assessment is shared by the Ministry of Home affairs. In the past few weeks, the BSF and Indian Army have deployed indigenous anti-drone technology at the international border of Punjab. The indigenous technology, officers said, includes integrated mechanism which detects and destroys a drone.
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