Pakistan drone shot down by BSF in J-K International Border

BSF personnel brought down the Pakistan drone after firing about nine rounds, 250 metres inside Indian Territory, at the Pansar border outpost in Kathua district along the International Border, officials said.

Kathua district, J-K (Representational Image: nic)

A Pakistani drone has been shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF) “250 metres inside Indian territory” along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, defence officials said on Saturday.

The BSF patrol party spotted the drone flying over the vicinity of Pansar border outpost around 5.10 am, the officials said. They said the BSF personnel brought down the drone after firing about nine rounds.

The officials also said that Pakistani rangers fired a few rounds on Babiya post in Hiranagar sector around 8.50 am.

In the wake of the recent development in border areas, including the violent faceoff between the Indian and Chinese troops at Galwan valley on the LAC in Eastern Ladakh, the situation on the border is being monitored closely, they added.

First Published:June 20, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

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