Punjab: Pakistani drone spotted near International Border, BSF opens fire
According to BSF, till July this year total of 107 drones flying from across the border were spotted inside Indian Territory, as compared to 97 drones spotted the whole of last year. Read more on Dynamite News:
Gurdaspur: A Pakistani drone was spotted near the International Border here in Punjab early Monday morning.
The drone was seen at around 5 am, in the area of BSF's Rosa Post BOP 89 Bn in Gurdaspur.
According to the information, the drone flew back towards the Pakistani side as the alert troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) fired several rounds at it.
However, a search operation by BSF and Police is underway.
According to BSF, till July this year total of 107 drones flying from across the border were spotted inside Indian territory, as compared to 97 drones spotted the whole of last year.
A senior BSF officer said that most of these drones have come from Pakistan and are used to deliver narcotics, weapons, explosives, and ammunition.
"There are teams with anti-drone guns deployed in borders. The patrolling parties keep watch on any suspicious aerial activity and often they recover narcotics substances and arms delivered from these drones," he said.
"Not only ground, but we also keep an eye on the sky, and BSF personnel are trained to shoot down unidentified UAVs. Sometimes drones fly too high to get detected, we only detect it by humming sound when it comes close to ground," the officer added. (with ANI inputs)