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Aero India 2021: Indian border force to counter rogue UAVs

4th February 2021 - 01:38 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

Foreign players and non-state actors are increasingly using UAVs to intrude across the Indian border.

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) safeguards national borders and performs anti-infiltration duties, but it is concerned about recent security intrusions by foreign UAVs on the western border.

Rakesh Asthana, Director General of the BSF, said there were 77 sightings of intruding UAVs from Pakistan in the last year.

'There have been instances of dropping off arms, explosives and narcotics through drones, particularly in the Punjab and the Jammu sector,' Asthana said.

‘Drone technology is being effectively used for not only smuggling activities but also for surveillance purposes by anti-national elements and non-state actors that are also seeking to augment ...

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