Army Opens Fire At Pak Drones Spotted Near Line of Control Border In Jammu And Kashmir

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Army Opens Fire At Pak Drones Spotted Near Border In Jammu And Kashmir

Officials said troops noticed two quadcopters entering the Balnoi area of Mendhar (Representational)

Jammu:

Army troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday opened fire to bring down Pakistani quadcopters at two different places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said.

However, the flying objects returned to the Pakistan side after briefly hovering over the Indian territory in the Balnoi-Mendhar and Gulpur sectors, they said.

They said a search operation was launched in both sectors to ensure there was no dropping of weapons or narcotics by the quadcopters.

Officials said troops noticed two quadcopters entering the Balnoi area of Mendhar around 6.30 am and opened fire but the remotely controlled machines returned.

Similarly, a couple of quadcopters hovering over the Gulpur sector around the same time returned in the face of firing by Indian troops, they said.

Earlier on February 12, Army troops had fired on an enemy drone after picking up its movement in the Mankote area of the Mendhar sector.

Pakistan is using drones to drop narcotics and weapons in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police recently announced a cash reward of Rs three lakh to anyone providing information about drones flown from across the border with the purpose of dropping weapons and narcotics. 

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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