Indian army training local security forces to identify Pakistani drones: reports


New Delhi, April 23 (TNS): An officer of the Central Industrial Security Force has said that the Indian Army is training CISF soldiers to identify drones of Pakistani and Chinese origin in order to boost aviation security, Indian media reported on Monday.

In accordance with the plans, a six-day session was held in Gopalpur last month, and more sessions are planned across the country in the coming weeks.

According to the India publication, more than 50 cases of unidentified flying objects have been reported from New Delhi alone, with officials unable to identify any of the sightings.

“The involvement with the army will help us not only in detection and identification of the drone but also tell us how to neutralise it. They call it Remotely Piloted Aerial System and during training, various types of drones were displayed,” a CISF officer told the Hindustan Times.

“Those assembled in India and neighbouring countries are different and how to spot them was part of the training,” he added.

The aviation authority in India has also drafted laws which allow the use of drones with certain restrictions and is also studying the use of radar technology to detect them.

“There is focus on neutralising the flying object but we must first be able to detect it. So far, it is detected through naked eye but never traced (to its origin nation),” said a CISF officer at New Delhi airport.

“World over, there is a separate radar for detection of drones or any other small flying objects, which should be the priority for us too,” he further elaborated further.

The ministry is also testing technologies to capture drones.

“We have already tested technologies that can capture them or block the communication system. Another technology which will be displayed (at future training sessions) would be on how to trace the operator of the illegal drone,” said a ministry official.

Courtesy: Hindustan Times