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Technological Vigilance Imperative To End Drone Menace


Looking into the frequent drone movement from the Pakistani side, it seems that the time has come to rope in in a big way to contain the menace in a failsafe manner. Although government has ensured safety of strategic locations and buildings using technology but the hundreds of kilometers long border with Pakistan is being looked after by the security forces deployed along the IB and LoC thus giving room to ‘enemy' country to use drone technology for smuggling arms and ammunition, narcotics and even counterfeit currency for giving a concrete shape to its nefarious designs to dent the interests of . In this context, Punjab Police along with Border Security Force personnel have recovered a drone, a quadcopter, from the Taran Taran district of Punjab.

It is pertinent to mention that the recovered drone is a quadcopter (model: DJI Mavic 3 Classic), made in China. Earlier, another Pakistani drone carrying narcotics was recovered from Amritsar. Similar cases have come to fore along borders in J&K also thus confirming that more has to be done to end this menace as it is not possible by the humans to detect all drones coming from across the border.  In recent times, the escalating instances of drone sightings and recoveries in the border regions of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir have cast a looming shadow over security. The urgency to address this evolving threat emanates not only from the reconnaissance capabilities exhibited by these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) but also from their exploitation for the clandestine transportation of arms, ammunition, narcotics, and even counterfeit currency from across the Pakistan border. This nefarious use of technology poses a multifaceted challenge, demanding a nuanced and technology-centric response from Indian authorities. As these drones traverse the skies, defying conventional border surveillance methods, it becomes imperative to leverage cutting-edge technologies to proactively detect, track, and neutralize such threats. The first line of defense lies in bolstering country's technological capabilities. Advanced radar systems, capable of detecting low-flying and small-sized UAVs, should be strategically deployed along vulnerable border areas. This should be complemented by the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, which can discern anomalous flight patterns and distinguish between benign and potentially threatening aerial activities. Collaboration between defense agencies and technology innovators becomes pivotal to tackle this threat effectively. Investing in research and development of anti-drone technologies, such as signal jammers and kinetic countermeasures, will be essential in building a robust defense against this emerging threat. collaborations, drawing upon the experiences of nations that have successfully tackled similar challenges, could provide valuable insights and best practices. Encouraging reporting mechanisms for suspicious drone activities can enhance community involvement in bolstering national security. The collaboration between Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir authorities, alongside central government agencies, is crucial in developing a synchronized and unified response strategy. Pooling resources, intelligence, and expertise will be instrumental in crafting effective countermeasures to tackle the diverse nature of threats posed by the enemy drones hovering clandestinely on the Indian soil.


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