Indian Army is training dogs and Kites (Cheel), to identify and destroy the drones. Hostile elements from Pakistan are sending drugs, arms, and ammunition to India through drones which are creating a security problem for India. Jammu and Kashmir police recovered a consignment of weapons and Indian currency that were dropped by a Pakistani drone in the Samba district of Jammu on 24th November 2022.
Indian Army is training dogs and Kites to Identify Foreign Drones – Key Points
- The dogs alert the Amry after hearing the noise of the drones and the kite is used to identify the location of the drones.
- The kite named “Arjun” was trained and demonstrated during the ongoing 18th edition of the Indo-US Joint training exercise “Yudh Abhyas 22” in Auli.
- 18th edition of the Indo-US Joint training exercise “Yudh Abhyas 22” was held in Auli, Uttarakhand from 14th October to 31st October 2022.
- Earlier this month, BSF Director General Pankaj Kumar Singh informed that instances of drones bringing drugs, arms, and ammunition along the Punjab and Jammu borders from across Pakistan have doubled in 2022.
- He also informed that BSF has set up a state-of-the-art laboratory in Delhi to study drone forensics and the results have been encouraging.
- BSF detected over 79 drone flights along the India-Pakistan international border in 2020.