The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday have opened fire on the suspected Pakistani surveillance drones after they tried to venture into the Indian territory on the International Border here…, officials said.
Around 4:25 a.m., the drone was seen by alert BSF soldiers in Arnia sector on the outskirts of Jammu, they added.
The officials said the suspected drone returned to the Pakistani side when the border guards fired half a dozen rounds to bring it down.
“Alert BSF troops fired at a small quadcopter belonging to Pakistan today (Friday)…morning as it was trying to cross the International Border (IB) in the Arnia sector… and due to then firing it (the drone) returned immediately,” a BSF spokesperson stated.
He claimed it was used to conduct surveillance in the neighbourhood.
After a drone strike on an Indian Air Force (IAF) station here on Sunday, security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert.
Two explosives-laden drones crashed into the IAF station at Jammu airport in the early hours of Sunday… for the first time that suspected Pakistan-based terrorists have used unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack…, officials said.
During the night hours of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, drones were seen hovering over important Army sites in various districts of Jammu.
While the Army said that, it thwarted a drone activity on its brigade headquarters at Kaluchak and Ratnuchak during the intervening night of Sunday-Monday… and it neither confirmed nor denied the movement of the drones over their military stations at Sunjwan, Miran Sahib, Kaluchak and Ratnuchak during the subsequent days.