BSF jawans opened fire on Pakistani drone near IB in Jammu
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel deployed along the International Border (IB) fired several rounds at a drone coming from the Pakistan side on Saturday morning, forcing it to retreat, an official said.
He said a massive search operation was launched in the area to ensure that no weapon or narcotics fell from the flying object.
The BSF said, “This morning, alert BSF troops saw a flashing light (in the sky) and immediately fired at it in Arnia area, bringing back the Pakistani flying object. A joint search operation is underway in the area.” ” Deputy Inspector General, Jammu Border, SP Sandhu said. Officials said the Pakistani drone was spotted by border guards at around 4.45 am and fired about eight rounds to bring it down.
The drone flew back after hovering in the air for a few minutes, officials said, adding that the search operation is on in the area falling under RS Pura sector. This is the second such incident within seven days. On 7 May, the BSF fired upon a Pakistani drone in the same area soon after it entered Indian territory.
Drone activity from Pakistan has increased after the BSF detected an underground cross-border tunnel in Chak Fakira area of Samba district on May 4.
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