BSF opens fire after on ‘Pakistani Quadcopter’ on IB in Jammu, repels it

JAMMU: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday opened fire on a Pakistani quadcopter after it tried to venture into the Indian territory on the International Border here, officials said.

As per officials, the suspected flying object was spotted by the alert BSF personnel in the Arnia sector on the outskirts of Jammu around 4:25 am. “The quadcopter was forced to return to the Pakistani side when the border guards fired half a dozen rounds to bring it down, they said.

BSF spokesperson confirmed the incident and Said, “Alert BSF troops fired at a small quadcopter belonging to Pakistan today (Friday) morning.” “As it ( quadcopter) was trying to cross the International Border (IB) in the Arnia sector. Due to this firing, it returned immediately,” the BSF spokesperson said. He said it was meant for carrying out surveillance of the area.

The security forces in Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert following Sunday”s drone attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) station here.

Two explosives-laden drones crashed into the IAF station at Jammu airport in the early hours of Sunday (June 27), which is said to be the first of its kind terror attack when suspected Pakistan-based terrorists have used unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack.

Drones were spotted hovering over vital Army installations in different areas of Jammu during night hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as well.

Army also has claimed said it thwarted a drone activity on its brigade headquarters at Kaluchak and Ratnuchak during the intervening night of Sunday-Monday.

Here it needs to be mention that a patrolling party of 19 Battalion of the BSF found the 8×8 drone (from blade to blade) Pakistani drone flying near the international border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district and shot 8-9 rounds to bring it down on June 20 2020.

The drone was spotted at an approximate distance of 250 metres from the International Border at Rathua village in the vicinity of Border Out Post (BOP) Pansar. “A highly sophisticated rifle (M4 US-made carbine machine), two magazines, 60 rounds (5.56 Rounds) and seven grenades were the payload on the drone meant to be delivered to Pakistani agents.”

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