Pakistan drone with weapons shot down by BSF in Jammu & Kashmir

A highly sophisticated rifle, two magazines, 60 rounds and seven grenades meant for a Ali Bhai, a terrorist were found inside the flying object

The drone which was spotted hovering in the skies by a BSF party had weapons like an American-origin M4 rifle, two magazines and ammunition. Photo: ANI Twitter

A Pakistani drone was shot down by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (June 20), officials said.

The drone was spotted hovering in the skies by a BSF party on patrol duty in the vicinity of Border Out Post Pansar around 5.10 am, they added. A highly sophisticated rifle, two magazines, 60 rounds and seven grenades were the payload on the drone meant to be delivered to Pakistani agents, the officials said quoting preliminary information. They said the BSF personnel fired about nine rounds and shot down the flying object 250 metres inside Indian territory.

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“This delivery was meant for a terrorist, Ali Bhai. The payload was carrying his name,” NDTV quoted a senior police officer as saying.

According to news report, these shameless acts by Pakistani agencies were aimed at arming Jaish terrorists active in Kashmir to carry out terrorist acts and disruption of peace and order.

Senior BSF and police officers have rushed to the spot and further investigations are on. This is the first such incident in Jammu region when a drone carrying arms and explosives was shot down by the BSF, frustrating Pakistan’s attempt to smuggle the weapons into the Union Territory using the flying machine.

Meanwhile, officials further said Pakistani rangers fired a few rounds on Babiya post in Hiranagar sector around 8.50 am. There was no retaliation by the BSF guarding the IB, they said, adding the situation is being monitored closely.

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