The BSF has set up a laboratory to study drone forensics as drones crossing the borders from Pakistan have more than doubled this year.
New Delhi: Drones bringing drugs, arms, and ammunition along the Punjab and Jammu borders from across Pakistan have more than doubled in 2022. Looking for a foolproof solution to this menace, the Border Security Force (BSF) has set up a state-of-the-art laboratory at a camp in Delhi to study drone forensics, Director General Pankaj Kumar Singh said Saturday.
According to news agency PTI, the BSF chief said that the results have been encouraging, the security agencies could track the flight path and address of the criminals involved in this cross-border illegal activity.
"The BSF has been at the receiving end of the drone menace for quite some time... the versatility of the drone, which is very well known, has been posing problems to us with nefarious elements having found new uses of the drone due to its anonymity and quick flight at sufficient height bypassing the frontiers," he said while briefing Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla who was chairing an event to inaugurate the forensic lab through a webinar session.
According to DG Singh, while the BSF detected about 79 drone flights along the India-Pakistan international border in 2020, it increased to 109 last year and "more than doubled at 266 this year".
"The major culprit regions are Punjab which saw 215 flights this year... in Jammu, about 22 flights have been seen," Singh said....
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