BSF troops open hearth at Pakistani drone close to IB in Jammu, pressure it to return

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel deployed alongside the International Border (IB) right here fired a number of rounds at a drone coming from the Pakistani facet on Saturday morning, forcing it to retreat, an official stated.

An enormous search operation was launched within the space to make sure no weapons or narcotics have been dropped by the flying object, he stated.

“Today in the morning, alert BSF troops observed a blinking light (in the sky) and immediately fired at it in the Arnia area, forcing the Pakistani flying object to return. A combined search operation is being carried out in the area,” BSF Deputy Inspector General, Jammu frontier, SP Sandhu stated.

Officials stated the Pakistani drone was noticed by the border guards round 4.45 am and a few eight rounds have been fired by them to carry it down.

After hovering for a couple of minutes within the air, the drone flew again, the officers stated, including the search operation is happening within the space falling below the RS Pura sector.

This is the second such incident to happen inside seven days. On May 7, the BSF had opened fired at a Pakistani drone in the identical space shortly after it entered the Indian territory.

Drone exercise from Pakistan has elevated after the BSF detected an underground cross-border tunnel within the Chak Faquira space of ​​Samba district on May 4.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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