INDIA. Mumbai According to a BSF spokesman, the Border Security Force (BSF) shot several rounds at a Pakistani drone in Jammu’s Arnia sector late Saturday evening, forcing it to flee.
“At 7.25 p.m., a Pakistani drone with blinking lights was seen approaching the Indian side in the Arnia area. The vigilant BSF forces fired roughly eight rounds to shoot down the drone as soon as it entered into Indian territory, but it was able to return,” S P Sandhu, Deputy Inspector General of the BSF, Jammu Frontier, stated.
The entire region has been blocked off, and a search effort is ongoing to guarantee that the payload was not dropped by the drone.
The drone activity was discovered three days after the BSF discovered an underground cross-border tunnel in the Samba district’s Chak Faquia area. The BSF discovered a cross-border tunnel beginning in Chak Faquira, Samba, on May 4, foiling Pak-based militants’ plans to disrupt the next Amarnath Yatra.
Pakistani intrusion continues
Pakistani drones have continued to intrude into Indian territory, with numerous occurrences occurring over the last two years.
Nov 28, 2020: The BSF sighted a Pakistani drone in the Arnia region of the 198-kilometer-long international boundary.
June 27, 2021: In the early hours of the morning, two explosive-laden drones fell into the Indian Air Force station at Jammu airport, resulting in two low-intensity explosions in the station’s technical area. One detonated in an open area, while the other caused minor damage to a building’s roof.
June 28, 2021: On the night of June 27-28, 2021, army soldiers saw and fired at two drones hovering over the Kaluchak military station along the Jammu Pathankot National Highway.
July 2, 2021: When a small hexacopter attempted to cross the international border in the Armia region, BSF soldiers opened fire.
In the Kanachak district of J&K, authorities shot down a drone carrying a five kilogramme improvised explosive device on July 24, 2021.
On February 24: In the Arnia area, the Special Operations Group (SOG) and Jammu police retrieved rifles and ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone.
March 5: In the early hours of the morning, the BSF fired at a suspected Pakistani drone in Jammu’s Arnia area of the RS Pura sector in Jammu district.
Drones’ ability to distribute supplies, conduct reconnaissance, and serve as assault and defence elements can have substantial economic ramifications.