Radar Fails to Take Drone Pic: Security

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New Delhi: Recently Delhi’s IGI Airport hiked security over Drone issue. A drone was found in the campus of the IGI and security agencies investigated to probe the matter.

Today agencies said that agencies probing the matter of drone-like structures that were spotted flying in the proximity of IGI airport say their investigations have revealed that the radar at the airport failed to capture the image of any of these flying objects.

At a time when Delhi is under high alert, security agencies have raised the issue with the concerned authorities as they feel that this inefficiency may cost a heavy price.

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On October 27, the airport suddenly went on high alert after a drone-like object was spotted flying at the airport premises near a runway. An immediate meeting was convened by the Intelligence Bureau, ATC, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Indian Air Force personnel and Delhi Police after the incident.

The agencies were left in a tizzy when similar sightings were reported. After the two incidents in a week, the Air Force CISF and Delhi Police had increased aerial and on-the-ground vigil around the airport. A criminal case was registered and probe was begun.

After about 21 days, as the agencies remain clueless about the sightings, senior official privy to the investigation, say that the radar at the airport had failed to capture an image of the objects that were reported flying.

Airport sources said that at present the IGIA uses three radars that cover an area of 250 nautical miles. According to the security officials, the radars are incompetent when it comes to tracking of low-flying and tiny objects.