IAF Jet ‘Shoots Down’ Pakistani Drone Along Border in Bikaner
The Indian Air Force aircraft scrambled and fired air-to-air missiles.
Amid continuing tensions between India and Pakistan, a Pakistani drone was shot down by a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet around 11:30 am on Monday, 4 March, close to the Bikaner Nal sector area of the International Border, reported ANI.
The drone was detected by Indian Air Defence radars. According to reports, the drone apparently violated Indian airspace near Bikaner at the International Border in Rajasthan and was shot down.
The Indian Air Force aircraft scrambled and fired air-to-air missiles, with the debris falling on the Pakistani side, it was further reported.
This incident comes after another Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down near the International Border in the Kutch district of Gujarat on 26 February.
The drone was reportedly brought down using the Spyder Air Defence Missile System, which fired a ‘Derby Missile’.
Earlier on Monday, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, when asked about the current situation at the border, said, “It is an ongoing operation. I will not comment on that.”
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Air Force chief asked his officers to keep their “guard up” as the challenges facing the country “are not over yet”.
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