Drone spotted along border in Jammu, returns to Pakistani side after BSF opens fire

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Key Highlights

  • The drone was seen hovering over Jammu by the alert troops of BSF in the Arnia sector
  • Alert troops fired from their position towards red blinking light, due to which it returned back
  • This comes weeks after two explosions rocked an Indian Air Force base in Jammu.

Srinagar: The Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire on a suspected Pakistani surveillance drone spotted near the International Border in Jammu on Tuesday night.

The drone was seen hovering over Jammu by the alert troops of BSF in the Arnia sector on the outskirts of Jammu around 10 pm.

The drone that was trying to cross IB returned to the Pakistani side after the border guards fired five to six rounds at it.

“On the intervening night of July 13 and 14, a blinking red light was observed by own troops in Arnia sector at about 0952 pm at ht of 200 mtrs on own side. Alert troops fired from their position towards red blinking light, due to which it returned back. Area being searched. Nothing found so far,” the BSF said in a statement.

This comes weeks after two explosions rocked an Indian Air Force base in Jammu.

Last month, two bombs were dropped at the IAF station in Jammu, in what was the first instance of Pakistan-based terrorists deploying drones to strike vital installations.

Two IAF personnel had sustained minor injuries in the attack that took place at the high-security air force station located around 14 km from the border with Pakistan.

The government authorities had said the use of a drone to carry out a terrorist attack marked the beginning of a new security threat for the country.

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