BSF Shoots Down Pak Drone Carrying Weapons in J&K’s Kathua

Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh told IANS that the consignment was meant for JeM terrorists.

Published20 Jun 2020, 01:25 PM IST
India
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The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday, 20 June, shot down a Pakistani drone carrying weapons in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

Police sources said at about 5:10 am on Saturday morning, BSF troopers spotted a Pakistani drone over the Panesar outpost on the International Border in Kathua district.

"On examination of the payload of the shot down drone, a US-made M-4 rifle, two magazines, 60 rounds of ammunition and seven grenades were found. The consignment was for some 'Ali Baba' as the payload carried his name," the police said.

The width of the drone from blade to blade was 8 feet.

"It seems the Pakistani outpost opposite our Panesar border outpost was controlling the drone," the police said.

Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh told IANS that the consignment was meant for JeM militants.

"Smuggling weapons on drones happened in Punjab, but this is the first time a weapons consignment was sent by a drone into J&K," he said.

He said the M-4 US rifles have been used by JeM militants in the past.

"There have been instances in the past when Jaish terrorists with such rifles were killed during encounters in Kashmir," he said.

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