Srinagar bans drones, UAVs week after IAF station attack | Srinagar News

Srinagar: A week after the drone attack on Jammu Air Force Station on June 27, the authorities in Srinagar on Sunday banned storage, sale, possession, use and transportation of drones and similar unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the territorial jurisdiction of the district.
Issuing an order to this effect, Srinagar district magistrate Aijaz Asad said to secure the aerial space near vital installations and highly populated areas, it is imperative to discontinue the use of drones.
“Directorate General of Civil Aviation has provided draft guidelines/standard operating protocol to regulate the use of drones in terms of weight classification, generation of unique identification number, height/altitude restrictions, speed restriction, enforcement/panel action etc.,” the order reads.
The order adds: “Government departments using drones … shall inform the local police before undertaking any such activity in public interest.”Asking senior superintendent of police, Srinagar, to…