Two blasts took place at the IAF base in Jammu airport on Sunday and caused minor injuries to two IAF personnel, reports said. The ramifications on India's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ecosystem due to the first-ever drone attack in India's territory are beginning to materialise. The Rajouri district administration in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday imposed a blanket ban on the usage and sale of drones under the district limits, a government official confirmed to MediaNama. In an order, deputy commissioner Rajesh Kumar Savan said, "In exercise of powers vested to me under Section 144 of CRPC, a ban is imposed on the storage, sale, possession, use, and transport of any drone or small flying objects/flying toys in the district." The order also said that those who already possess drones, flying toys, etc., will have to deposit them at the local police station against proper receipt. "Government agencies using drones for mapping, surveys, and surveillance will get the local police station in-charge and executive magistrate informed," the order said adding that any violation of the order shall attract punitive action under relevant sections. The Rajouri Superintendent of Police has been entrusted with the implementation of this order. Shavan attributed the ban to 'anti-national elements' who were using drones and flying objects "to cause damage, injury, and risk to the human lives in certain parts of the Union Territory". It has been noticed that for the last 10-15 years, the domestic use of small drone cameras has also increased in the…
Days after attack, sale and possession of drones banned in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir
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