Delhi: Orders to Shoot Down Drones if Caught Flying in Restricted Areas

In view of the Independence Day, security personnel who specialize in shooting down drones and light vehicles will be deployed on the buildings located around the Red Fort.
Delhi: Orders to Shoot Down Drones if Caught Flying in Restricted Areas
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If an object like a drone comes near the sensitive area, then wave a red flag to attract its attention. Indicate him to land at a safe distance from an important place or a sensitive area. If it does not follow the instructions and there is no time to take instructions from the Indian Air Force and senior officers. Then the security personnel can shoot it to destroy it.

Drones entering restricted areas

This time in view of Independence Day, security personnel who specialize in shooting down drones and light vehicles will be deployed on the buildings located around the Red Fort. It has also been said that if drones and light aircraft are flying. Immediately inform the Indian Air Force through the control room and district DCP.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all security agencies to be extra vigilant about such flying objects ahead of the Independence Day celebrations after several cases of drone strikes and drones entering restricted areas in Jammu recently

Image Credit: WSU Insider
Image Credit: WSU Insider

The Standard Operating Procedure states that

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and is ordered to strictly follow it. A senior Delhi Police official said the Delhi Police has identified buildings near the Red Fort. Where policemen armed with long-range weapons will be deployed to shoot down objects like drones.

The SOP also states that the DCP of the northern district, under whose jurisdiction the Red Fort falls, can identify the roofs of such a building, from where the complete aerial view of the district can be seen. Trained policemen will be deployed to shoot down drones on these rooftops. This security personnel will be equipped with wireless sets, binoculars, stick-mounted red flags, and loud haulers. The SOP states that every identified roof-top watcher should be accompanied by a well-trained policeman shooter. Armed with a long-range weapon, which can shoot down a flying object if needed.

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Image Credit: Geo Spatial World

Instructions for patrolling in empty grounds-

In the SOP, other districts' DCPs have been told that special patrolling has been directed to keep a watch on any such attempt. To blow up paramotors in large plains, long stretches of under-utilized roads and bridges, especially in rural areas. The DCP has been asked to alert the intelligence system as well.

Beat constables should be suitably briefed about such objects and trained to deal with them when they spot them in the air or near critical installations/sensitive areas. It has also been said in the SOP that the security personnel should not shoot from the roofs. Due to this, there will be a fear of people getting injured on a large scale.

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