Indian Navy

Will destroy UAVs flying around INS Hamla, warns Navy

By Times Of India

Indian Navy has warned of destroying or confiscating on spotting any non-conventional aerial objects—that includes Drones or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—flying around 3-km near the prohibited zone of the defence installation at INS Hamla (a logistics training establishment) in Marve Road, Malad (W).

The operator found violating the orders will be booked under the non-bailable Indian Penal Code sections for waging war against the Government of India, it further said.

A Navy official said all the defence installations currently present in South Mumbai are already under the Red zone and are flying any non-conventional aerial objects in the area is prohibited.

“It is a no-fly zone where INS Hamla is located which comes under the red zone of the digital sky platform,” said the official.

Red zone includes airspace near international borders, close to airports and other strategic locations.

The other two zones are: Yellow – a restricted zone and requires an Air Defence Clearance, and Green zone- which is unrestricted for flights.

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