Following inputs from security agencies that terrorists may attack defence/security forces installation through parachutes, air baloons, etc., the District Magistrate of Jammu, Simrandeep Singh, has imposed a blanket ban on adventure sports like paragliding in Jammu for a period of 60 days.
Following the order, restrictions have been imposed on all sorts of “private airborne activity” (including the use of paragliders, parachutes, air balloons etc.) within a radius of one km from any defence/security forces installation in the city.
This follows a communique from IAF Headquarters (Punjab, Himachal and Jammu area) dated June 2 this year.
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It also enjoined upon all the private agencies involved in such business to disclose the details thereof along with the details of their equipments/items to the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Law and Order) Jammu within 60 days of the issuance of this order.
Any private/government agency subletting any such equipment/item to any third person shall do only with his prior permission, the order added.