Two Air Force personnel were injured in the blast. Officials have not ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack. The air distance between Jammu airport and the international border is 14 kilometres. The officials involved in the investigation are trying to trace the air route of both the drones.
Jammu. Two explosive-laden drones crashed into the IAF-held portion of the high-security airport in Jammu early on Sunday, triggering an explosion. Officials said the first explosion occurred around 1.40 a.m., causing the roof of a building in the technical area of the airport to collapse. The Air Force is responsible for overseeing this location and the second explosion took place on the ground six minutes later.
Jammu and Kashmir: Explosion heard inside Jammu airport’s technical area; forensic team reaches the spot
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Two Air Force personnel were injured in the blast. Officials have not ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack. The air distance between Jammu airport and the international border is 14 kilometres. The officials involved in the investigation are trying to trace the air route of both the drones. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s office said that he spoke to the Deputy Chief of the Air Force Air Marshal HS Arora regarding the blasts. The Indian Air Force tweeted that two low-intensity explosions were reported in the early hours of Sunday in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station.
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The tweet said, “One of the explosions caused minor damage to the roof of a building, while the other exploded in an open area. There was no damage to any equipment. Investigation is being done in collaboration with civil agencies.” It said that Air Marshal Vikram Singh is reaching Jammu to take stock of the situation. Earlier, Defense Spokesperson said, “Blast has been reported at Air Force Station in Jammu. There were no casualties and no equipment was damaged. Investigation is on and detailed details are awaited.
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Sources said a high-level meeting of senior police officers and officers of the Indian Air Force was held at the air base. Investigation teams of various agencies including Air Force, National Investigation Agency (NIA) have also reached the air base. It may be mentioned that the Jammu airport is a civilian airport and the ATC (Air Traffic Control) is under the Indian Air Force. Jammu airport director Pravat Ranjan Beuria told PTI that flight operations were not disrupted due to the blast. He said, “Flights to and from Jammu are operating as per schedule.
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