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BSF troops open fire at suspected drone near Jammu border

However, as soon as the security personnel opened fire, the drone vanished. The operators of the drone pulled it back towards the Pakistani side.

BSF troops open fire at suspected drone near Jammu border-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jul 14, 2021, 3:03 PM IST
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BSF personnel opened fire at a suspected drone flying in a forward area along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

However, as soon as the security personnel opened fire, the drone vanished. The operators of the drone pulled it back towards the Pakistani side.

BSF in a statement said, "On the intervening night of July 13 and July 14, a blinking red light was observed by our troops in the Arnia sector at about 9:52 pm at a distance of 200 metres on own side. Alert troops fired from their position towards the red blinking light, due to which it returned. The area is being searched. Nothing has been found so far."

On July 2, a quadcopter from Pakistan tried to enter Indian territory along the international border from the Arnia sector but retreated after it was fired at by the personnel of the BSF.

In what was the first instance of Pakistan-based terrorists deploying drones to strike vital installations, two bombs were dropped at the IAF station in Jammu city in the early hours of June 27, causing minor injuries to two personnel. Since then, drone sightings have become almost a regular feature in Jammu.

There have been several instances of air dropping of arms and ammunition by Pakistan-based terror outfits through drones in Jammu and Kashmir.

District authorities in Samba, Ramban and Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir have banned the storage, sale or possession of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles.

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