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Jammu drone attack: Use of RDX and Nitrate in the IEDs suspected

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 at 7:13 pm

Forensic experts investigating drone attack at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jammu suspect that a mix of RDX and Nitrate was used in the two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

A report by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has pointed to the use of RDX and Nitrate in the RDX is not available in India and is sourced from Pakistan. This proof can help in pointing Pakistan’s role in the attack.

According to the investigation, the first IED was manufactured to cause infrastructural damage and the other one was aimed at personnel with more splinters and ball-bearings.

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said that the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit was suspected to have been behind the drone attack on the IAF station.

The decision to hand over the probe to National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the first-of-its-kind terror attack was taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Since the investigations are going on, because of the drone threat, security agencies in Jammu have already installed an anti-drone technology at the Air Force station.

The Chief of Air Staff said that proper investigation into the attacks was underway and that all sets of measures would be on the table based on the findings of the investigations.

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said that the incident at Jammu was a terror act which aimed at assets there but obviously their attempt failed and assets were not damaged. “Two explosives were used,” he said.