The drone attacks in the Indian Defense Establishments have rattled the Indian security service. The enemies have carried out their first drone attacks in India, injuring many army men.
Despite limited damage, drone attacks have threatened the establishment of the Indian army. The early hours of June 27 are unforgotten when the Indian military spotted two explosive Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station.
One explosive blasted, leaving a crater on the roof of the building while another device exploded on the ground. Two IAF personnel sustained minor injuries, but the debris of the drones was not found.
Therefore, the situation suggested that the UAVs dropped the explosives and flew away.
Despite limited damage, such attacks have created shockwaves in the Indian military establishments offering more decisive actions.
To begin with, India has recorded such episodes for the first time.
What is a Drone attack?
A drone attack or a drone strike in an airstrike is carried out by UAVs carrying explosives or weapons.
Some countries such as the US, Israel, China, Pakistan, India, Russia, Turkey are known to manufacture such Unmanned Combat Ariel Vehicle (UCAVs).
The US has carried out many drone strikes on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, etc.
Moreover, Turkey and Azerbaijan have increasingly deployed drone warfare. Drone strikes refer to targeted killing.
History of Drone warfares
In the late 1950s, the US and other countries discovered that they could use crewless vehicles as spy planes to keep an eye on the enemies and avert the threats.
These radio-controlled UAVs were fitted with small film cameras and flown over China and North Vietnam to gather information with such ideas.
However, the Communists gathered the imagery intelligence while not risking the lives of the pilots or personnel.
Drones were widely considered as an unreliable yet expensive medium to gather information using analogue radio signals. The spies used crewless drones during the cold war between powerful nations.
The technological leaps in the past have created conventional UAVs to carry out military missions in the world.
An Israeli aviation genius in the 1970s developed an aircraft with glider-like properties. With modern properties like long, thin wings, the aircraft could fly for more than 24 hours.
The pilots stay safe on the ground and swap seats with the fresh crew when they get tired. Such fundamental designs have given rise to the modern General Atomics Reaper drone.
In the 1990s, the stories of reasonable intelligence in Yugoslavia speeded around like wildfire.
US supersonic jets struggled to get hold of Serbian forces in the thick Balkan forests. Moreover, drones could stay keeping an eye on the troops without any delay.
In addition to such advancement, the second crucial stage was the use of transmitters to send the footage back to the battlefield commanders.
With such advent, the NATO generals decided to start bombing the Serbs again ultimately, hastening the signing of the Dayton Peace accords.
Since then, the US took those Balkan systems forward. Today, the method to control and return the video footage was transmitted through satellite networks instead of radio waves.
In 2000, the CIA became the first officially fit drones with missiles or explosives. These satellite controlled drones allow the pilots to maintain their aircraft sitting anywhere.
The system will enable generals, spies and politicians to watch the war that is waging on the other side of the world live on TV or anywhere.
American spy planes have been used in seven countries to carry out the missions. They carry information, feed military demands for battlefield intelligence while killing terrorists and enemies.
The US drones expanded under the Present Barrack Obama. He had ordered ten times more counter strikes than his predecessor George W Bush.
Many experts say that drones have saved many Americans. However, such drone strike operations have killed hundreds of civilians.
Drone attacks bemuse Indian Military Establishments
Attacking on such safe stationed and the highly secured area has bemused the Indian Military segment. Drones were spotted in military sites such as Kaluchak, Ratnuchak, Sanjuwan, Miran Sahib, and Kunjwani in Jammu.
Over the years, the security forces had detected dropping many weaponized UAVs in the terrorist operational areas in Jammu and Punjab bordering near Pakistan.
However, for the first time, such drone strikes at the IAF in Jammu have gone undetected.
But after the notice, the security personnel successfully averted other terrors, detecting other drones just more than five hours after the first attack. The officials are investigating the matter.
How can a drone strike be averted?
Considering such attacks may happen in future, the government and the army must work hand in hand. India must strengthen its military base creating a firm eye on the aeroplanes and drones flying in the area.
The excellent use of technology must be put into service with a vital innovation and combination of military and scientific knowledge.