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India to get a comprehensive drone policy soon; PM holds top-level meeting on threat

Modern equipment will be provided to security forces to meet the challenge of weaponised terror drones, sources said.

India to get a comprehensive drone policy soon; PM holds top-level meeting-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Jun 29, 2021, 7:11 PM IST
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In the wake of the emerging security threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a high-level meeting with senior ministers and officials at his residence, during which it has emerged that the government is working on a comprehensive drone policy.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, and other senior officials were present at the Prime Minister's residence to discuss the recent drone attack at the Jammu air force station.

"Security policy-related issues were on the agenda to discuss in the meeting," a government source said.

Sources said that the Centre would expedite India's policy vis-a-vis drone threats.

Modern equipment will be provided to security forces to meet the challenge of weaponised terror drones, sources said.

Rajnath Singh, who was on a three-day tour to Ladakh, returned this morning and was briefed about the situation at the IAF airbase. 

After the Sunday attack, two drones were spotted over the skies of Kaluchak and Ratnachauk military stations on Monday but had to flee after the Indian Army soldiers fired upon them. On Tuesday morning, too, the troops spotted the drones in the Kunjwani area. 

"The drones activities along the international borders have become major concerns for the security forces, and the top leaderships would have discussed the future course of action," the source added.

Rajnath Singh would also have briefed the prime minister about the prevailing security scenario in the Ladakh region, wherein the troops of India and China have been engaged in border standoffs since May last year. 

Last week, PM Modi had held political discussions with the leaders of Jammu & Kashmir to chalk out further political process in the  Union Territory.

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