Srinagar: In view of recent surge in infiltration attempts by militants in Kashmir, Indian Army has deployed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) along the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir to track all kind of movement along the border.

The hi-tech surveillance gadgets, which usually take off during night from its base camp at Ganderbal district, have been fitted with sensors and imagers to track human movement along the LoC and neighboring areas.

Confirming the deployment of UAVs, Indian Defense spokesman Lt Col J S Brar said, “UAVs are being used by the army to regulate movements along LoC and nearby areas. In fact, use of UAVs and other surveillance devices including thermal devices, hand held thermal imagers, night vision devices and night vision goggles have strengthened the army.”

The army sources said after the deployment of UAVs, tracking of movements of infiltration and Pakistan Army have become easier.

UAVs have helped in failing various attempts of infiltration in Gurej, Fariyan Gali and Kail sector.

UAVs were first used by the Indian Army in 2010 on experimental basis.

(JPN/Bureau)