JAMMU: Alert BSF troops on Saturday successfully foiled Pakistan’s bid to fly drones into the Indian territory along the international border in Arnia sector of Jammu district.
A BSF spokesperson said, “Around 4.30am, two unmanned aerial vehicles were spotted entering the Indian territory from the Pakistan side and were immediately fired upon by vigilant BSF troops, which compelled the machines to retreat to Pakistan territory.”
He added, “Despite the existence of ceasefire agreement between Pakistan and India, Pakistan Rangers have not stopped their nefarious activities against India.”
Pakistan Rangers in the recent past had been regularly violating the international boundary through drone intrusions and by trying to drop arms/ammunition inside the Indian territory. BSF shot down a Pak hexacopter carrying a huge cache of arms/ammunition on June 20 last year at Pansar. Another Pak drone was seen near the IB in the Arnia sector on the evening of November 28, 2020, which also was pushed back by alert BSF troops.
In another incident on November 20, BSF troops noticed a drone flying inside the Indian territory in the Samba sector a day after security forces successfully foiled the nefarious designs of Pakistan by neutralizing four terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Nagrota.
“Today’s drone intrusion bid foiled by BSF is indicative of alertness and swift retaliatory action by BSF. The BSF intelligence branch was receiving inputs about the possible use of drones by Pakistan for ferrying arms and ammunition from Pakistan into Indian side. Accordingly, the troops have been on the alert, and the border domination has exponentially increased,” the spokesperson said.