Pak Army shoots down another Indian spy drone

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has shot down another Indian spy drone after it violated the country’s airspace on Wednesday.

A statement issued by DG ISPR stated the quadcopter had intruded 500 meters in Pakistan’s territory along the Line of Control.

ISPR further said the drone was on a surveillance and spy mission and was shot down in the Chakothi sector. “This is 11th Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistan Army this year,” it added.

Earlier Pakistan military troops shot down an Indian spy drone after it violated the country’s airspace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Pakistani troops downed the drone when it intruded 600 meters inside Pakistan’s territory for surveillance along the Line of Control that divides the Pakistani- and Indian-controlled portions of Kashmir.

At the turn of the New Year, on January 1, the army shot down a spy Indian quadcopter in the Bagh sector along the LoC. Within 24 hours, a second was shot down in Satwal Sector along the LoC.

 “Not even a quadcopter will be allowed to cross LoC, InshaAllah,” then DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor had vowed”.

According to military sources, the Indian military uses quadcopters for aerial photography of Pakistani posts along the LoC as part of its intelligence-gathering operations and target selection before carrying out cross-LoC shelling.

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