Jammu Air Base Blasts Highlights: National Investigation Agency Takes Over Probe

Jammu Air Force Station Blasts Highlights: Two IAF personnel are reported to have suffered minor injuries in the blasts that took place a little before 2 AM.

Jammu Air Base Blasts Highlights: National Investigation Agency Takes Over Probe

Jammu airport is located around 16 km from the border with Pakistan.

New Delhi:

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into what could be the first-ever drone attack on any Indian military facility after two explosions at Jammu Air Force station early this morning.

Two Indian Air Force personnel are reported to have suffered minor injuries in the blasts that took place a little before 2 AM. The two blasts, at 1.37 am and 1.43 am, were heard a km away, according to reports.

Top military sources say this is being treated as a serious incident. The Jammu & Kashmir Police has filed an FIR under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh has called it a "terror attack".

Jammu airport - located around 16 km from the border with Pakistan - is a dual-use facility under IAF control and is also used to operate passenger flights. Jammu Airport director Pravat Ranjan Beuria told PTI there was no disruption in flights.

Here are the highlights on Jammu Air Force station blasts:

Jun 27, 2021 21:47 (IST)
Jammu Blast Updates: National Investigation Agency Takes Over Probe
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the blast case at the Air Force station at Jammu airport. "They are already supervising the investigation at the scene of the blast after joining the probe," one of the officials was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. An FIR has been registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

This was perhaps the first time that suspected Pakistan-based terrorists have used unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack, the officials said, adding that probe teams from the IAF and Special Forces have visited the scene along with forensic experts to investigate the nature of the blast.


Jun 27, 2021 21:28 (IST)
Jammu Airport Explosion: Pakistan Terror Groups Under Probe After Drone Strike At Jammu Air Base
In what is believed to be the first use of drones in a terror attack on an Indian military facility, two blasts took place at the Air Force base in Jammu Airport in the early hours of Sunday. Two Indian Air Force personnel suffered minor injuries in the explosions. Read here.
Jun 27, 2021 19:29 (IST)
Jammu Blast Updates: Air Force Chief Speaks To Injured Personnel: Officials
Indian Air Force officials said IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria telephoned from Bangladesh to speak to the two personnel who suffered minor injuries in the drone explosions, earlier today in Jammu, according to news agency ANI. The two soldiers are under observation and are doing fine, they said.
Jun 27, 2021 18:14 (IST)

Jun 27, 2021 17:42 (IST)

Jun 27, 2021 16:25 (IST)
Crude Bomb Found In Jammu After Drone Attack: J&K Police Chief
A crude bomb was found in Jammu soon after a drone attack on the Air Force base in the city, Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh told NDTV on Sunday, widening the investigation into what has been called a terror strike. Read here.
Jun 27, 2021 16:15 (IST)

Jun 27, 2021 16:07 (IST)
Jammu Blast Live Updates: Another Crude Bomb Found In Jammu: Police Chief To NDTV
"Drones with payload were used in both the blasts at Jammu airfield. Another crude bomb was found by the Jammu Police. This IED (Improvised Explosive Device) was received by a LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) outfit operative and was to be planted at some crowded place," Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh told NDTV.
Jun 27, 2021 15:32 (IST)
Punjab Ups Vigil At Border District Pathankot After Drone Attack In Jammu
An alert has been sounded in Punjab's border district of Pathankot on Sunday after two explosives-laden drones crashed into the high-security Indian Air Force station at Jammu airport, officials said. Tight vigil is being maintained near key installations in Pathankot, they said. Read here.
Jun 27, 2021 15:30 (IST)

Jun 27, 2021 15:18 (IST)
Jammu Blasts Updates: Two blasts took place in a span of 6 minutes

Reports say the explosions, the first at 1.37 AM and the second at 1.43 AM, were heard a km away.

One of the blasts caused damage to the roof of a building in the technical section while another bomb exploded in an open area.
Jun 27, 2021 15:12 (IST)
Jun 27, 2021 15:11 (IST)
Jammu Airport Explosion: In First Drone Strike At An Indian Military Base, Two Blasts At Jammu Airport
In what is believed to be the first-ever drone attack on any Indian military facility, two blasts took place at the Air Force base in Jammu Airport in the early hours of Sunday."
Jun 27, 2021 15:02 (IST)
A suspected terrorists with explosive material has been arrested from Narwal area of Jammu but so far no link has been established with the drone attack, officials said.
Jun 27, 2021 14:38 (IST)
Jun 27, 2021 14:29 (IST)
Jammu Air Force Station Blasts: Defence Minister briefed, Air Marshal in Jammu for investigations

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Air Force Vice Chief Air Marshal HS Arora on the incident and Air Marshal Vikram Singh is at Jammu for investigations.

The explosions took place hours before the Defence Minister and Army Chief General MM Naravane began a three-day visit to Ladakh to review India's operational readiness and to interact with troops in the backdrop of a drawn-out standoff with China.
Jun 27, 2021 14:25 (IST)
Jammu Air Force Station Blasts: No Flight Disruption, Says Official


The Jammu airport - located around 16 km from the border with Pakistan - is a dual-use facility under IAF control and is also used to operate passenger flights. Jammu Airport director Pravat Ranjan Beuria told PTI there was no disruption in flights.
Jun 27, 2021 14:17 (IST)

The National Investigation Agency team has also joined the probe. The Air Force Station is is around 16 km from the border with Pakistan.
Jun 27, 2021 14:16 (IST)
Jammu Air Force Station Blasts Updates: J&K Police Files FIR

Top military sources say this is being treated as a serious incident. An FIR has been registered under the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, a stringent law that allows the detention of suspects for months without any strong evidence.
Jun 27, 2021 14:10 (IST)
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is investigating what could be the first ever drone attack on any Indian military facility after two explosions at the Jammu Air Force station in the early hours of Sunday.

Two IAF personnel suffered minor injuries in the blasts that took place a little before 2 AM, within five minutes of each other.