India to deploy indigenous anti-drone system along Pakistan border

Pakistan smuggles arms and drugs through drones

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New Delhi – Arms and narcotics are heavily smuggled into India from Pakistan. It has also come to light from time to time that Pakistan extensively uses drone for these activities. India has developed an indigenous anti-drone system to destroy these drones. India plans to deploy this system within the next 6 months. Currently, the country is studying and testing three types of technologies for anti-drone systems. The final choice will be one of these technologies or a combination of all three.

Pakistan’s use of drones against India

Pakistan uses drones to deliver weapons, ammunition, and narcotics to the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, and Rajasthan.

A Pakistani drone was found in Gurdaspur, Punjab on 29th December.

On 20th December, Police and Border Security Force personnel seized 2.5 kg of heroin with a drone at Tarn Taran in Punjab.

During the period from 1st November 2022 to 31st October 2023, security forces seized 90 drones. Out of them, 81 were found in Punjab and 9 in Rajasthan. The number of drones being seen has increased to 300-400 in the last year.

India’s indigenous ‘D4 drone’ system

India has a drone system called ‘Drone Detect, Deter and Destroy’ i.e. D4. It is the first indigenous anti-drone system, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in 3 years. The D4 drone detects the enemy drone within a radius of 3 km in the air and provides 360-degree coverage for the same. With this, the enemy drone is targeted and destroyed.

Editorial Viewpoint 

Pakistan uses various technologies to destabilise India. India must use advanced technology to counter these attacks, while addressing the root cause by dismantling Pakistan, the originator and sponsor of terrorism.