JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Drones: An Emerging Terror Tool

Group Captain Atul Pant is a serving member of the Indian Air Force.
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  • January-March 2018
    Volume: 
    12
    Issue: 
    1
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    From the days of their inception, remotely piloted aero models (known popularly as drones) have been feared as a means of spreading terror. Recently, the use of drones by terrorist outfits like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State (IS), has seen an increase and this has brought those fears to the fore. Experts fear that the drones have given terrorists a near-perfect solution for spreading terror and a major terror act may be around the corner as legal and illegal drone activities are on the rise. Many solutions have been put forth but none are foolproof, and the governments are looking for more reliable and acceptable solutions by seeking answers in technology. This article reflects on the extent of the problem and highlights the nuances of looking at such technology and its misuse. It deliberates on the current solutions available to counter the use of drones for terror activities and suggests some new and possible counters to the same.

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