New Delhi: Pakistani hackers forcing Indian air-borne pilots to listen to Pakistani patriotic songs as flights land into the airports close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Occupied Kashmir, reports Times Of India.
As pilots approach for landing, these hackers tap into the frequency on which Indian pilots use to communicate with Jammu Air Traffic Control (ATC). They block the communication and start transmitting Pakistani patriotic songs.
“We are made to hear songs like ‘Dil, dil Pakistan, jaan jaan Pakistan’,” a senior pilot told TOI.”
The pilots in such a situation revert to the Northern Control in Udhampur who call the Jammu ATC via a landline and ask for alternative frequencies.
“We use VHF, which is line of sight communication and is known as ‘if you can see us, you can talk to us.’ Due to this, hackers frequently jam our frequency with ATC and start playing their music. This is a big irritant as we are in final stage of landing,” said another pilot.