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Alert sounded over mysterious drones flying near Indian Air Force base in Ambala

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The Ambala police have registered a case against an unidentified person after the Indian Air Force Station authorities spotted drones hovering near the air base on August 13 and 15.

Flying of drones is prohibited in an area of 3 km around the boundary wall of the Air Force Station in Ambala.

A case has been registered at the Ambala Cantonment police station after a complaint was filed by Wing Commander PP Srivastava.

The Wing Commander stated in his complaint that an unidentified drone/quadcopter was noticed flying over the Vampire Enclave (domestic area) at 7:45 am on August 15.  The object flew along a boundary wall adjacent to the Jagadhri road, crossed the main guard room, and exited towards the Dhulkot area. It was reddish brown in colour.

The officer further stated in the FIR that an unidentified drone of red colour was noticed flying over approximately 500 meters away from the boundary wall of the Air Force Station near the Air Force Gurdwara around 6 am on August 13 also. On both occasions, the drone was of red or reddish brown colour, seen moving from east to west and kept on gaining height.

In a complaint to the Ambala SP, Wing Commander Srivastava has requested for intensive patrolling in the surrounding villages/area of the Air Force Station to keep a watch over all flying objects.

The incident has taken place at a time when Pakistan has also been using drones to send arms and ammunition across the border in Punjab as well as Jammu and Kashmir.