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Ahead of PM Modi’s Jammu visit, flying drones, paragliders, micro-light aircraft temporarily banned

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu on February 20, unprecedented security measures have been imposed, including a temporary ban on drones, paragliders and remote-controlled micro-light aircraft. Along with this, the city is eagerly awaiting the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremonies of projects worth ₹3,161 crore which are set to redefine the development path of Jammu.

By: Ruchi Upadhyay  Pardaphash Group
Ahead of PM Modi’s Jammu visit, flying drones, paragliders, micro-light aircraft temporarily banned

Jammu: Under the shadow of the serene Himalayas, the city of Jammu is gearing up for an event of vital national importance. On February 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu, a visit that has triggered extensive security measures. Among these measures, a notable directive attracts attention: a temporary ban on the flight of drones, paragliders and remote-controlled micro-light aircraft until the day of travel.

The decision, pronounced by District Magistrate Sachin Kumar Vaishya under the stringent Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, underlines the seriousness of ensuring the security of the Prime Minister against the backdrop of potential security threats identified in intelligence reports.

The anticipation of Prime Minister Modi’s visit has prompted a cohesive operation by the security forces to fortify Jammu against any potential threat. In the picturesque but strategically sensitive Samba district, security forces have begun careful searches for cross-border tunnels.

This initiative is not without precedent; The history of this area is linked to the discovery of tunnels used to smuggle terrorists, weapons and narcotics across the international border with Pakistan.

Such anti-tunneling operations, especially in the Ramgarh sector, symbolize the completeness of this security overhaul. Furthermore, the temporary ban on aerial devices underlines the commitment to neutralize threats from the skies, with the exception of aerial surveillance by security forces or obtaining explicit permission from the District Magistrate’s Office. Those violating this order will face punitive action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

PM Modi to inaugurate projects worth Rs 3,161 crore in Jammu

Prime Minister Modi’s visit is not just a security story, but a developmental saga is about to unfold in Jammu. He is expected to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 3,161 crore, a financial injection that promises to catalyze the infrastructure and socio-economic framework of the region.

Anticipated highlights include the inauguration of AIIMS Jammu, unveiling of the world’s highest railway bridge and the Devika River Project. These initiatives, based at the nexus of development and well-being, are expected to strengthen the region’s healthcare, connectivity and environmental sustainability.

In the days leading up to 20 February, Jammu has seen intense patrolling, with security forces increasing vigil on the borders and the Line of Control. The careful searching of persons entering the towns, increased naka checking operations, and seizure of vehicles without number plates, especially in the southern districts including Kulgam, reflect the Prime Minister’s unwavering commitment to ensuring a safe environment for his visit. .

The temporary ban on drones, paragliders and remote-controlled micro-light aircraft, while central to the security narrative, is part of a broader tapestry of measures designed to protect the Prime Minister and facilitate the successful inauguration of those projects Who promise to redefine the development path of Jammu.

As the city prepares to welcome Prime Minister Modi, the air is filled with anticipation not only for the high-profile visit but also for the beginning of a new chapter in the development story of Jammu.

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