2 explosions rock Jammu Air Force Station, use of drones to drop bombs suspected
Jammu: Two low-intensity explosions took place early Sunday morning in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. Security agencies suspect that drones were used to drop bombs at the Air Force station, however, there was no confirmation from the Indian Air Force so far.
The explosions happened at 2 a.m. Bomb disposal and forensic teams were at the Airport and cordoned off the entire area.
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on his way to Ladakh to review operations preparedness of the force, spoke to Vice Air Chief, Air Marshal H.S. Arora regarding explosions at the Station.
Singh said that Air Marshal Vikram Singh is reaching Jammu to take stock of the situation.
“One caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area,” said Indian Air Force (IAF) in a statement.
The force said that there was no damage to any equipment. “Investigation is in progress along with civil agencies,” IAF said.
Defence ministry PRO, Lt Colonel Devender Anand said, “There were reports of an explosion inside Air Force Station Jammu. There is no injury to any personnel or any damage to any equipment.”
Security agencies suspect that drones were used to drop bombs at the Air Force station.
The security establishments stated that there is suspicion that drones were used to drop IED inside the airport to trigger the blast.
They also cited that drones were used to drop weapons in the past as it cannot be detected by radar.
Till now, IAF has not yet confirmed that drones were used to drop the bombs.