Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, March: The Southern Air Command and Military Intelligence is on high alert in Kerala after a drone was sighted flying over the runway at the airport, the highly sensitive Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and nearby Kovalam beach on Friday morning.
“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 security has been hightened ina nd around Airport, Pangode Military camp and other security installations in the city.
The night patrolling group of Kerala police first sighted drone at Kovalam beach early Friday morning . Then the drone started flying towards the north, where the airport is located. However, after two hours, the CISF team at VSSC found the drone flying there and informed the authorities concerned.