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Naval air station at Ramanathapuram, TN warns to destroy drones flying in 3 km radius

Chennai, July 2(BPNS)

The Naval air station ,INS Parundu situated Uchipuli in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu has warned that it would destroy any drones flying at a 3 km radius from it.

A statement from INS Parundu on Friday said that there is a prohibition on the flying of non-conventional aerial objects including remotely piloted aircraft (RPS) or Drones within a 3 km radius of the naval air station.

The statement said, “Any non-conventional aerial objects including RPA’s (drones) found violating this prohibition will be destroyed or confiscated without any liability and action will be taken under the Indian Penal Code(IPC) against the operator”.

The warning, issued on Friday comes after the recent asymmetric drone attacks carried out by terror elements from across the border to an Indian Air Force station in Jammu on June 27.

INS Parundu has been on high alert following the unexpected drone attack of June 27 at Jammu.

It may be noted that after China has taken over the Hambantota port on lease for a period of 99 years with more than 70 percent of the stakes of the port vested with the China Merchants Port Holdings Company Private Limited( CM Port), Indian defense establishments have been on a high alert.

The control of Hambantota port to China which is hardly 100 miles from Tamil Nadu has always been a matter of concern for India and given the drone attack in Jammu, the intelligence agencies had given high alert in the Southern Coastal line and hence the statement from INS Parandu.