Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Friday said that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfits are behind the dropping of weapons, explosives and narcotics by drones in the Union Territory.
He said that time has come to defeat terrorism and usher in peace and development.
Talking to reporters after the attestation-cum-passing-out parade of the 27th Basic Recruitment Training Course (BRTC) in Kathua district, the J&K Police chief said that counter-insurgency operations would further be expedited to wipe out terrorism and security scenario will be augmented to counter the threat posed by the drones, especially in the aftermath of the recent attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu.
He, however, said “Lashkar’s hand is suspected behind the twin drone strikes inside the IAF station.”
Terming drones use as a major security threat, the DGP said “use of drones to drop weapons and IEDs is a threat and we are taking counter steps.”
On arrest of TRF militant with 5.5 kg IED in Narwal area here, Mr Singh said that the module was busted which was planning to carry out an IED explosion at a crowded place to cause a large number of casualties on the same day when the twin bombs were dropped on the air force station.
“The IED was sent from the LeT handler from across the border,” he said.