Indian Air Force Station in Jammu recently suffered a drone attack on its facilities.
This Indian air base, located at the Jammu airport, in the Satwari area, was attacked with two UAVs, which dropped improvised bombs on the Indian military installations, said attack took place at 2 in the morning.
The explosions injured two members of the Indian military personnel. While the first explosion took place at 1.37 am, the second happened at 1.42 am.
Defence PRO Lt Colonel Devender Anand said no damage has been reported to the equipment present there. Investigation is on and further details are awaited, he added.
The case has been registered under Sections 16 and 18 of UAPA which relate to conspiracy and commission of terrorist acts, sources said.
Senior NIA officials, who were already in Kashmir valley over investigations into some other case, have been asked to reach Jammu. An NSG team is also arriving from Delhi.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has had a word with Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal HS Arora, regarding the incident. Air Marshal Vikram Singh is also reaching Jammu to take stock of the situation, the Defence Minister’s Office stated.
An alert has also been sounded across the Jammu division.
Police have also arrested two people from near the area. They added that soon after the explosion, police dispatched a bomb disposal squad and a team of forensic experts to the technical area.
Suspected militant held with IED
A suspected militant was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police from near a shopping mall in the jurisdiction of Trikuta Nagar Police station. An IED was seized from him.
Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh said that the IED weighed nearly 5 kilograms.
Sources said that an over-ground worker was also apprehended along with the militant.