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India: Pakistani drone shot down in Jammu and Kashmir

Drone allegedly carrying weapons shot down 250 meters inside Indian territory, say border forces, media reports

Shuriah Niazi   | 20.06.2020
India: Pakistani drone shot down in Jammu and Kashmir file photo

NEW DELHI

India's border security forces on Saturday announced that they had shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Pakistan at an outpost in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Border Security Force (BSF) shot down the Pakistani Hexa copter drone allegedly carrying an assortment of arms at the Pansar border outpost in Kathua district.

"Alert troops of BSF shot down a Pakistani Hexa copter drone carrying 01 M4 carbine machine (US Made), 02 filled magazines (60 Rds), 07 Chinese grenades," the BSF said in a statement on Twitter.

The aircraft was spotted by a BSF patrol at in the vicinity of the border outpost Pansar around 5.10 a.m. (2340GMT), the Press Trust of India reported, citing an official, adding that they subsequently downed the craft 250 meters (820 feet) inside Indian territory.

The BSF has released images of what it said were pieces of the drone. An investigation has been launched to find out to who the consignment was to be delivered, the official said.

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