Two Drones Used in Jammu Airport Attack, Eyewitnesses Tell NIA, Pak Role Under Lens

Eyewitnesses’ testimony has enabled the National Investigation Agency to piece together the route used by the drones which bombed Jammu airport last month, sources familiar with the case have told News18.

Investigators believe the attackers used two drones, which flew north of the shrine of Baba Budhan Ali Shah, in the airport complex, before taking a 180º turn after hitting their target and heading back west, in the direction of the India-Pakistan border.

The route — based on questioning sentries stationed along the airport’s western perimeter, behind the shrine, as well as inside the complex itself — suggests the drones likely flew a course high over the Tawi river, which leads to the India-Pakistan border, the sources said, before descending to stage the attack.

Forensic analysis has suggested that the explosive used in the attack was RDX, a widely-used military explosive, packed into what are known as shaped charges — which direct explosive energy so it can penetrate…