BSF fires rounds after suspected Pakistani drone spotted in Arnia sector of Jammu


Srinagar: The Border Security Force (BSF) in Jammu and Kashmir opened fire at a suspected Pakistani drone along the International Border (IB) in the Jammub district in the early hours of Thursday, forcing it to return. They said a massive search operation has been launched to trace any weapon or explosive that it might have dropped.

Commenting on the incident, a BSF spokesperson said, “A blinking light suspected to be from a drone was observed in Arnia area (along the International Border) about 04:15 hours today.”

Alert BSF troops fired at the flying object which was at a height of about 300 metres, causing it to withdraw, he said.

The security forces have been alert to attempts being made by Pakistan and terror outfits across the border to smuggle weapons, ammunition and explosives through drones via the International Border in Jammu region to arm terrorists.

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