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2 Pak drones enter Indian territory in Jammu, flies back after firing by BSF

Two drones from Pakistan entered the Indian territory along the 200 kilometre-long Indo-Pak international border in Arnia sector of Jammu district during the wee hours on Saturday. After BSF guards opened fire, they flew back into Pakistani territory, security officials confirmed.

“Around 4.30 am on Saturday, two Pakistani drones entered our territory in Arnia sector but the alert BSF immediately opened fire. The drones, probably spy drones, flew back into Pakistani territory,” a senior BSF officer said.

“Despite the existence of a ceasefire agreement between Pakistan and India, Pakistan rangers did not stop their nefarious activities against India and carried on with their ill motives on International Border in Jammu. Today alert BSF troops in Arnia Sector foiled drones intrusion bid by Pakistan on International Border. During the early morning hours today, two drones/UAVs were observed entering from Pakistan side and Immediately fired upon by vigilant BSF troops which compelled them to retreat to Pakistan territory,” said an official statement issued by BSF DIG SPS Sandhu.

Pakistan rangers have been regularly violating the International Boundary through drone intrusions, trying to drop arms and ammunition in Indian territory but successfully repulsed by BSF troops on border, the statement added.

It may be recalled that the BSF shot down a Pak hexa-copter carrying huge cache of arms and ammunition on 20 June 2020 at BOP Pansar in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

“Saturday’s drone intrusion bid foiled by BSF Jammu troops is indicative of alertness and swift retaliatory action by the BSF on a drone intrusion from Pak side. The BSF intelligence branch was receiving inputs about possible use of drones by Pakistan for ferrying arms and ammunition from Pakistan into Indian side,” said the statement.

Accordingly, the troops are on alert and the border domination was exponentially increased, it added.

India and Pakistan renewed their mutually brokered truce deal on February 25 this year and since then there has been no firing and shelling by the Pakistani forces along the 744-km-long Line of Control (LoC) and 200-km-long International Border (IB).

The thaw between the two countries has given much needed relief to the villagers on either side of the border. As a result, farmers on the Indian side have been able to cultivate crops on their farmlands close to the IB in Jammu region.

It may be recalled that the BSF shot down a Pak hexa-copter carrying huge cache of arms and ammunition on 20 June 2020 at BOP Pansar in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pak-drone-enters-indian-territory-in-jammu-flies-back-after-firing-by-bsf-jawans-101619240399468.html

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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