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Find if drones being flown in Andaman, Army asks police

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Port Blair: Amidst concerns that drones are being flown in the strategically-important Andaman and Nicobar islands, the Army has asked the Union Territory administration to investigate the matter.

An official of the tri-service Andaman and Nicobar Command said they have recently written to the police informing them of such reports and asking to take action.

“On February 9 and 10, it was reported that someone was flying a drone near the Veer Savarkar International Airport here in Port Blair. And just recently we came across an advertisement in a local daily where someone was trying to sell drone,” he said.

The official said if drones are being sold that means there is a possibility that someone might be flying it too.

“There has been report of an incident earlier too. So we have asked the police to investigate if drones are being used around sensitive zones like airports and other such sensitive establishments,” he said.

Guided by a remote control device, drones have the capacity to fly few meters above the ground and click photos and record videos.

PTI

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