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Attack using drones aimed at IAF assets: Air Chief

Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. File   | Photo Credit: RAMAKRISHNA G

The attack on the Jammu airbase last Sunday, believed to have been carried out by drones, was a terrorist attack targeting the Air Force’s assets, said Chief of the Air Staff RKS Bhadauria on Friday. He asserted that they had the capabilities to counter such attacks.

“That attack has failed and our assets are safe. One strike had high explosives; other was fragmentation round…,” the Air Chief said at a webinar. “We have gone over the subject in terms of the implications of this kind of capabilities in the hands of non-state actors and the kind of effect the armed drone capabilities would have in future conflicts,” he stated.

Also read: LeT could be behind Jammu attack, drones may have come from across border: DGP

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat cautioned against hybrid attacks. He noted that the next attack need not be through a drone.


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