Pakistan Army shoots down Indian spy drone: DG ISPR
“Pakistan Army troops shot down Indian army Spy Quadcopter in Bagh sector along Line of control. Not even a quadcopter will be allowed to cross LOC, In Shaa Allah” Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor
Pakistan Foreign Office on Tuesday summoned India’s acting Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control.
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Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur says “Continuous ceasefire violations on the Line of control by the Indian forces pose a serious threat to regional peace”
The first day of 2019 began with an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani armies on Tuesday along Line of Control in Poonch district. The tension can be an increase in the upcoming weeks. In India General Election are going to hold, Modi is in the mood to show some muscle before going into Elections.
From the pictures tweeted by the ISPR chief, it seemed that the quadcopter being used was of the commercially available variety of drones.
The military maintains that the ‘spy drones’ are used for aerial photography and visuals.
This isn’t the first time that the army shot down a spy quadcopter. In March last year, troops shot down an Indian drone which had intruded into the Chirikot sector in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
In November 2016, Army shot down a drone camera after it intruded some 60 metres into the Pakistani side of the Line of Control.
Similarly, in 2015, Pakistan Army shot down an Indian spy drone after it intruded into Pakistani territory near Bhimber sector along the Line of Control.