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Drones spotted near Samba and Hiranagar area in Jammu, multiple rounds of fire heard

At least two drones were spotted flying near Samba and Hiranagar area in Jammu following multiple rounds of fire were heard as armed forces launched security operation.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 15, 2021 23:16 IST
Drone spotted near Jammu. (Representational image)
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Drone spotted near Jammu. (Representational image)

At least two drones were spotted flying near Samba and Hiranagar area in Jammu on Thursday night. As per reports, multiple rounds of fire were heard in the area after armed forces launched the security operation. This is the second time today when drones were spotted near Jammu.

Earlier in the day, a drone was spotted near Jammu Air Force Station area was destroyed using IAF's anti-drone technology.

Drones have been spotted in Jammu city over military installations and near the International Border in Jammu district ever since two drones used by the terrorists damaged an office building and caused injuries to two personnel at the Air Force station in Jammu on June 27, 2021.

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Air Force Station drone attack in Jammu is being probed by the NIA.

Defence sources said the armed forces have already equipped military installations and other sensitive locations with anti-drone facilities which were recently acquired.

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Meanwhile, the Centre on Thursday released the updated -- Drone Rules, 2021 -- which amongst other provisions has reduced the number of approvals required to carry out UAV operations in the country.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has released the updated document for public consultation.

"Built on a premise of trust, self-certification, and non-intrusive monitoring, 'The Drone Rules, 2021' will replace the 'UAS Rules 2021'. The last date for receipt of public comments is August 5, 2021," the ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, approvals for unique authorisation number, certificate of conformance, import clearance, acceptance of existing drones, operator permit, authorisation of R&D organisation, student remote pilot licence amongst other requirements have been abolished.

Besides, the number of forms has been reduced from 25 to 6.

(With inputs from IANS)

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