New Delhi: Months before the suspected drone-drop of explosives at the Indian Air Force Station in Jammu on Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, warning about the danger of drones. He also demanded measures to stop the delivery of UAVs and drone weapons from Pakistan.
According to top security officials in Punjab, CM Amarinder met Home Minister Amit Shah before This letter was written to PM Modi in November. He had also discussed this issue during his meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah. A report in The Indian Express quoted officials as saying that 70-80 drones have been sighted in Punjab in the last two years. In some cases they were killed. After writing the letter to the PM, high level meetings were also held between the State Intelligence Chief, Punjab Police and the Border Security Force (BSF).
Informed about dropping rifles and pistols from China-made hexagonal drone
In his letter on November 21, 2020, CM Amarinder Singh in August 2019 at Hoshiarnagar, Amritsar by a China-made hexagonal drone Told about dropping rifles and pistols. Along with this, information was given about the sighting of drones in Ferozepur and Tarn Taran sectors. The Chief Minister had cautioned that the delivery of weapons through large drones at designated places within the Indian border about 5 km from across the border is a matter of national security concern and has serious implications for the security of public meetings and events. .
Demand to convene a high-level meeting to discuss
CM Singh had asked the Prime Minister to convene a high-level meeting to investigate the drone threat. So that infrastructure like radars that detect these movements can be discussed. they wrote, "Appropriate countermeasures against the use of such drones will also need to be developed, as it is now clear that Pakistan is deploying such platforms to deliver banned content across the border."