BSF Troops Hunt Down Pakistani Drone That Crossed International Border In Punjab's Amritsar

The drone hovered in the sky for a few minutes when counter drone measures were taken and fell while returning back to its base. A search for any suspicious movement around the area is underway.

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A Pakistan drone that entered India from along the International Border in Punjab was intercepted by BSF troops following which it fell on the other side, a senior officer said Wednesday.

The drone was "downed" by Border Security Force (BSF) troops around 7:20 pm on Tuesday and it has been taken away by Pakistan Rangers, he said.

The incident took place near the Daoke border post in Amritsar.

It was found lying 20 metres inside Pakistan territory opposite Indian border post Bharopal when a search was conducted on Wednesday morning, a BSF spokesperson said.

"It hovered in the sky for a few minutes when counter-drone measures were taken, and fell while returning.Search is in progress to find if it dropped anything on the Indian side, he said.

Lately a significant increase has been an noted in sneaking of Pakistani drones into Indian territory as compared to 2021. Going by the numbers, so far around 230 drones have been spotted this year along the border while back in 2021, the figure stood at 104 and in 2020 only 77 drones were seen on the Indo-Pak border and LoC.

At least 297 drones were spotted in Punjab between 2020 and October this year. Suspicious drone activities were also observed in Gujarat, Jammu, Punjab and Rajasthan. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sends weapons and drugs through these drones.

(With PTI Inputs)