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Drones a new technological threat; vital installation, LoC put on high alert: IGP

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Terming drones a new ‘technological threat that will be countered with technology’, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, on Tuesday said that security forces have been put on high alert at vital installation and along the Line of Control (LoC) in the valley to counter any attack.

The Kashmir police chief made these comments while responding to a question during a press conference about the response of security force agencies in view of drone attack on Air Force Station Jammu on Sunday and Army personnel spotting and firing at two drones that were found hovering over the Kaluchak military station on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

Meanwhile, the IGP said that a drone, which was hovering over world famous Dal Lake in the morning, has been confiscated and investigation has been initiated in the incident.

“A joint meeting of Army, CRPF, BSF and Air force, was on Sunday held during which detailed discusses was done about our response to this serious threat. It is a new technological threat and we will counter it with technology,” he told reporters.

The IGP said that security forces have been beefed up at viral instillations and along the LoC in Kashmir. However, Mr Kumar said that he can’t share further details as it is a strategic matter and pertains to the security of the nation.

He said another detailed meeting was held with General-Officer-​Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps on Monday. “Today morning, a drone was hovering over Dal Lake. We have confiscated it and registered an FIR. Investigation in the incident has been initiated,” he added.

The teams of Delhi Special Cell and National Security Guards on Tuesday afternoon reached the Jammu Air Force Station as a part of ongoing investigation into the drone attack. “The NSG team alongwith officers of Delhi Special Cell have reached the Air Force Station,” sources said.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Home Affairs handed over the drone attack probe case to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) after a preliminary report of the incident was submitted to the ministry. Two bombs were airdropped at the IAF base, injuring two Indian Air Force personnel.

 

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Top JeM Pakistani terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter

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In view of the Pulwama encounter that took place on Saturday morning, Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar informed that the topmost Pakistani terrorist has been killed in the encounter.

Kumar said, “Topmost Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Lamboo was killed in today’s encounter. Identification of the second terrorist is being ascertained.”

“Mohd Ismal Alvi alias Lamboo alias Adnan was from a family of Masood Azhar. He was involved in the conspiracy and planning of the Lethpora attack. He stayed with Adil Dar till the day of fidayeen attack, a viral video of Adil Dar had his voice in it”, said IGP Kashmir.

Kumar later congratulated the Indian Army and Awantipora Police for their support.
Earlier today, security forces gunned down two terrorists during an encounter here at Hangalmarg in the Dachigam forest area and recovered AK and M4 rifles from their possession, police said.

The joint operation, which was launched this morning, is still in progress.
“Operation Hangalmarg, #Pulwama. A Joint Operation was launched today morning at Hangalmarg in Dachigam forest, Pulwama based on Jammu and Kashmir Police inputs. Contact was established. Two #Terrorists eliminated. One AK and one M4 were recovered. Joint Operation in progress,” the Chinar Corps tweeted.
Further details are awaited.

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Fish farm in Ganderbal damaged by cloudburst

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A fish farm has sustained substantial loss due to a cloud burst in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, officials said on Saturday.

A private fish farm at Gutlibagh, in Ganderbal, was damaged due to the cloudburst and lost all fishes, they added.

However, there was no report of any loss of human life in the incident.

Meanwhile, the Private Fish Farm owners have appealed to the Government, especially Principal Secretary to Government, Agriculture Production & Fisheries Department, and also Director Fisheries J&K to consider an Insurance scheme for private fish farms, to safeguard, against damages due to natural disasters, including floods.

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Kulgam youth secures All India Rank 2 in IES-2020, LG extends good wishes

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A youth from south Kashmir’s Kulgam has achieved a rare feat by securing a 2nd all India rank in the Indian Economic Service(IES) 2020 drawing appreciation by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.

LG Sinha while confirming the development on his official Twitter handle, congratulated Tanveer Ahmad Khan, a resident of Nigeenpora Kund area of the south Kashmir district on his achievement.

The LG said he has “always believed that the youth of J&K are inherently capable & full of potential”.

While wishing Tanveer a bright future, the LG said his feat will inspire and motivate the youngsters in the UT while also putting Tanveer’s picture on Twitter.

 

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