Jammu drone attack fallout: Navy designates three-kilometer area as no-fly zone in Vizag

Navy prohibited all individuals and civil agencies from flying any non - conventional aerial objects including drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) within the no-fly zone.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 July 2021 8:12 AM GMT
Jammu drone attack fallout: Navy designates three-kilometer area as no-fly zone in Vizag

Visakhapatnam: Indian Navy has declared a three-kilometer perimeter of Naval Installations in Visakhapatnam as a `no-fly zone' to counter any drone attack.

Navy prohibited all individuals and civil agencies from flying any non - conventional aerial objects including drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) within the no-fly zone.

Navy said they will destroy or confiscate any non - conventional aerial object including drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Those found violating orders will be charged under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code. The approval for utilization of drones by any operator or civil / government agency is governed by guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs

Further, approval from the Director-General Civil Aviation (DGCA) is to be obtained through the Digi Sky website and a copy of the approval letter is to be submitted to Headquarters Eastern Naval Command / (Command Security Officer) and concerned Naval Station at least a week before the scheduled flying operation.

This announcement came after two explosives-laden drones crashed into the Indian Air Force station at Jammu airport on June 27.

Indian Air Force said that two low-intensity explosions took place in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. The first blast took place at 1:27 am and the second at 1:32 am. "One caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area. There was no damage to any equipment," it said.

Following the explosions, security was tightened up in and around the base areas including key installations in nearby regions.

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