Drones to monitor this year’s Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir News

Jammu :  Authorities will use drones to monitor this year’s Amarnath Yatra following intelligence tips that militants may be planning to target the Hindu pilgrimage, reports said on Wednesday.
Equipped with surveillance cameras, the drones will hover over the entire trek round-the-clock and beam the pictures back to the control rooms, quoting sources a National daily reported.

Reports said that a four-ring security cover will be provided to the pilgrims journeying to the Amarnath cave overlooking the valley.

As per reports from Lakhanpur onwards, the devotees will be protected by the CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir Police escorts and guards, all along the route. The BSF will carry out joint patrols. Army deployments have been ordered in high-altitude areas of the pilgrimage trek.

The Yatra is scheduled to begin on July 2.

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