A drone was sighted at the airport, the highly sensitive Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and nearby Kovalam beach early Friday morning, prompting Southern Air Command and Military Intelligence to go on high alert.
Southern Air Command and Military Intelligence are on high alert after the drone was sighted, defence sources said. “We are always on high alert. The present sighting of the drone is in the civilian area. We are not intervening in the current situation, but are monitoring the entire scenario,” a defence spokesperson said.
The drone was first sighted at Kovalam beach early Friday morning by a night patrolling group of Kerala police, who searched the area for its operators. As it started flying towards the north, where the airport is located, the team informed the airport authorities.