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Delhi Police bans flying aerial objects till Aug 15

New Delhi (IANS) The Delhi Police has banned flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms starting from Friday till August 15 as part of security measures.
The order signed by Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava states that it is prohibited to fly sub-conventional aerial platforms like para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small sized powered aircraft, quadcopters or para jumping from aircraft.
The order added if the ban was violated, it will be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
The ban comes after it was been reported that certain criminal, anti-social elements or terrorists, inimical to India may pose a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by using sub-conventional aerial platforms.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi