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Jammu: Nearly 2.5 kg of RDX was used in the two bombs suspected to have been dropped by Pakistan-based terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on the Indian Air Force (IAF) station here through drones on June 27, officials said on Monday.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the investigation into what was the first instance of Pakistan-based terrorists deploying drones to strike vital installations in India on June 29.
Kanpur (UP): The country is completely safe and the Indian Army has the power to face any challenge, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Monday.Asked about a recent attack on the Jammu Air Force Station by explosives-laden drones, the defence minister said, “We want to assure the countrymen that the country is completely safe. Whatever challenges come, our Army has the power to face it.”He said there is no question of warning anyone regarding drones coming into the country. Singh also told reporters that justice and humanity have been the basis of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) politics.“The BJP never did politics on the basis of cast and religion,” he said.Replying to a question, the senior BJP leader said, “There is no question on the working of (Uttar Pradesh) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.”Earlier, Singh went to the Harihar Dham in Shyam Nagar to condole the death of Mithlesh Dwivedi, who was also popularly known as “Mamtamai Mata”. Dwivedi died a fortnight ago.
Two IAF personnel were injured in the explosions that took place within six minutes of each other. The first blast ripped off the roof of a single-storey building at the technical area of the airport manned by the IAF in Satwari on the outskirts of Jammu. The second one was on the ground.The probe by the investigators pointed to the involvement of LeT terrorists who were actively assisted by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan in carrying out the covert operation, the officials said.They said the probe indicated that the drones with bombs, containing nearly 2.5 kgs RDX, came from across the border.The aerial distance from the Jammu airport to the international border is 14 km.The use of RDX in the explosion was confirmed by experts after samples from the scene were sent for examination. While one of the bombs was laced with 1.5 kg of RDX, the other contained nearly 1 kg of RDX, the officials said.
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