An Israeli-made drone specially designed for the Indian Air Force has incidentally crash-landed due to an unruly technical snag in the mechanics. The IAF Searcher drone was found in Gurdaspur’s Malogil village in Punjab that reportedly arrived from the Jammu base (PoK).
According to the latest report published in The Tribune, the unknown drone turned out to be a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), associated with the Jammu base of IAF. The preliminary details revealed by the police say that the pilot of the drone, with no weapons attached, supposedly lost control and as a result, the drone diverted towards the paddy fields.
The police administration had a hard time tackling the group of 500 villagers who gathered at the spot. The administration also sent PCR vehicles and motorcycles to take cognizance of the amplifying rumours that led to heavy chaos amongst the crowd. This action was initiated to curb the further spread of misinformation.
Earlier, there have been instances where drones from Pakistan intruded into our Indian spaces with attached ammunitions.
Gurdaspur’s SSP Nanak Singh derived the information regarding the drone from a source stating, “a big helicopter had fallen at a village after hovering in the sky for 10-15 minutes.”
However, the chaos was brought under control by the police officials averring that the landed drone is not dangerous.