BSF troops fired at drone near International Border in Jammu: Current Affairs Special Series

Team Adda247 and BankersAdda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is BSF troops fired at drones near International Border in Jammu.

BSF troops fired at drone near International Border in Jammu

Border Security Force personnel on July 2 (i.e. today) have fired at a small hexacopter belonging to Pakistan after it trying to cross the international border. The drone was spotted in the Arnia sector on the boundary of Jammu at around 4.25 am. In the last week on June 27 after a drone attack on an Indian Air Force, there has been a string of drone sightings along the Pakistan border in this area.

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert following last week’s drone attack on the Indian Air Force station. Two explosive-laden drones crashed into the IAF station at the Jammu airport in the early hours of June 27, perhaps the first time that suspected Pakistan-based terrorists used unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack. 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation into the Jammu airport attack in which two personnel were injured. The first explosion was happened at around 1.40 am followed by another six minutes later.

Officials said that the first blast had forced through the roof of a single-storey building at the high-security technical area of the airport. The second blast happened in an open area. 

Drones have been detected hovering over vital army installations in different areas of Jammu during night hours on all days this week. 

What is UAV or Drone?

UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, A drone is an unpiloted aircraft or spacecraft which is monitored and controlled by remote or another electronic gadget. The drone is one type (example) of UAV thus drone is also known as UAV.

Some common Types of Drones and their usages:

Different drones are capable of travelling varying distances like Upto 50 Km, Upto 150 Km, Upto 600 Km, and some longest range UAVs have more than 600 Km range. 

It can be used for common purposes like distributing medicines or general things, 3D mapping of historical sites or in any building survey, surveillance by security agencies, Photography and product deliveries etc.

Some aggressive use of commercial drones like Security threat purpose, Air space threat of country or particular region or area, Corporate espionage, Privacy issue and Hacking etc.

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