The Indian Army has installed two systems, including quadcopter jammers and multi-shot guns, on the line of control (LoC) due to the recent incidents of drone surveillance from Pakistan. In this year alone, from January to September, 191 Pakistani drones have entered Indian Territory. Out of these, 171 had entered the Punjab sector, while 20 were spotted in the Jammu sector.
Defence sources said, “The Army has installed quadcopter jammers called aqua jammers on the LoC, and they are supported by multi-shot guns. They have an efficacy up to a height of 4,99 meters. The aqua jammers snap the connectivity of enemy drone with its operators across the border before freezing it.” It was further added, “The subsequent action is followed by other multi-shot guns mounted on a multi-weapon platform to bring it down. The two machines are operated by many soldiers.”
The aqua jammer is able to detect drone signals up to a range of 5 km. Regarding the multi-weapon platform, another platform said, “Three guns mounted on it fires nine shots at a time in a triangular format leaving no scope for the enemy drone to escape the fire.”
Both systems are already deployed around 400 meters behind the LoC. Sources said that the surveillance centres work 24×7 to detect any mischief by the adversary and are also equipped with cameras and thermal imagers. Around 2.5 km behind the LoC, the two systems are backed up by surveillance centres.