Jammu IAF Base Attack: Security Sources Say “Pressure Rocket” in Bombs Indicates Role of Pakistani Army


The first investigations into the terrorist attacks of two drones against the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Jammu on June 27 revealed that some elements of the Pakistani army assisted the Lashkar-e- team. Taiba to make the “pressure fuse” that triggered the explosion.

Sources said the improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mounted on the drones that caused the blast, could have been triggered with a “pressure fuse,” which is a military device and not an IED normally.

“The June 27 explosion was not a normal IED explosion but had a pressure fuse, which triggered the explosion. Such type of IED can only be made in munitions factories and the involvement of Pakistan Ordnance factory in this is highly possible, ”they said.

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A “pressure fuse” is typically used in minefields, anti-tank mines and those dropped by the Air Force in the fuselage between the explosive and the main detonator of a shell or IED. .

In the first case of militants using unmanned aerial vehicles to target a security facility in the country, two drones loaded with explosives crashed into the IAF station at Jammu Airport, damaging the roof of a building and injuring two people.

On June 29, the investigation into the drone strike was turned over to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) after the elite counterterrorism unit submitted a preliminary report on the incident to the Ministry of Interior of the Union.

The ability of drones to evade radar, devastate strategic facilities and transport weapons to terrorists has become a new concern for the country’s security establishment.

Recently, Pakistan has procured armed drones from China and Turkey.

Since 2020, there has been an upsurge in drone airdrops and drug smuggling along the border in Jammu.

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