JAMMU: Asserting that threat from drones is a new challenge for security agencies, CRPF IG (Jammu sector) P S Ranpise on Thursday said that security agencies are framing a comprehensive strategy to counter it.
“Drones at present are a huge threat but efforts are on to tackle the menace. Not only the central government, but all security forces deployed in Jammu & Kashmir are continuously framing strategies to deal with the ever-increasing threat from drones," he said.
He said that CRPF has also made elaborate security arrangements at all pilgrimage sites, including Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine ahead of the Navratras. He also said that CRPF and other troops deployed on highways have increased vigil in view of threat from terrorists.
Ranpise was speaking during an event to flag off a cycle rally from Jammu to Delhi being organized as part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. The cycle rally will pass through Pathankot, Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Jang-e-Azadi Memorial, Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial, Ludhiana, Sirhind, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Sonipat and reach Rajghat in Delhi on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2.