A drone was spotted over the Indian High Commission premises in Pakistan's Islamabad, prompting India to strongly object to the security breach, news agency ANI reported on Friday, 2 July.
In a briefing on Friday evening, the Ministry of External Affairs said that the drone had been spotted on 26 June.
"This has been taken up officially with the Government of Pakistan. We expect Pakistan to investigate the incident and prevent the recurrence of such breach of security," the MEA added.
'Preposterous Claims': Pakistan Disputes Sighting
Later on Friday, the spokesperson from the foreign ministry of Pakistan, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, rejected the MEA's claims, calling them 'preposterous.'
"These preposterous claims have no basis in facts," Chaudhri stated on Twitter.
Suggesting that India was behind the explosion in a residential colony of Lahore, he added, "Curiously, this propaganda campaign by India is also happening at a time when evidence so far collected in the Lahore blast of 23 June is increasingly pointing to external forces with a history of perpetrating state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan."
BSF Troops Fire at Drone 'Trying to Cross International Border'
The news of the drone sighting comes days after two low-intensity explosions rocked the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station on 27 June in a terror attack that was reportedly conducted using drones for the first time.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe. Two IAF personnel sustained injuries in the incident.
Earlier on Friday, the Border Security Force (BSF) said that its troops fired at a small hexacopter "belonging to Pakistan" around 4:25 am "as it was trying to cross the International Border in Arnia sector" in Jammu. "Due to this firing, it returned immediately. It was meant for carrying out surveillance of the area," the force was quoted as saying.