India ready with system to counter drone attacks

New Delhi: India has identified the system and technology to tackle ‘rogue drones’, reports said, quoting higly placed sources.

Soon, a massive and comprehensive counter-drone policy would be rolled out to avoid terror attacks like the one on Sunday at Air Force Station Jammu, it is said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and NSA Ajit Doval on ‘futuristic challenges’ in the defence sector.

A discussion on equipping Indian armed forces with modern pieces of equipment was also held during the meeting.

The meeting took place two days after a drone attack on an Indian Air Force base in Jammu injured two personnel. The use of a drone to mount a terrorist attack marked the beginning of a new security threat for the country.

Meanwhile, with the threat of cyber attacks mounting against the Indian armed forces, the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) is planning to send up to 100 personnel to US to train in latest cybersecurity technology and artificial intelligence (AI) for future warfare.


NT Bureau