- Pakistani drone intercepted by the Border Security Forces
- The drone was carrying an American origin M4 rifle, 2 magazines and ammunition
A drone which was carrying weapons, near the Kathua sector in Jammu and Kashmir, was intercepted by the Border Security Forces, today. The police said that the drone was carrying an M4 rifle of American origin, 2 magazines and ammunition.
The Jammu and Kashmir said that it was another attempt by the Pakistani forces to drop weapons for the terrorists in the Indian Union Territory (UT).
A senior police officer said, “This delivery was meant for a terrorist, Ali Bhai. The payload was carrying his name,” and added that “the drone is 8-feet wide from blade-to-blade and seems to have been controlled by a Pakistani picket opposite Panesar post of the BSF formation in Kathua sector,”.
At around 5:10 AM today, the drone was seen hovering in the skies by a BSF patrol. The BSF personnel fired 9 round at the drone which was flying 250 metres inside the Indian territory.
The J & K Police said that a few months earlier, weapons of the same make were recovered from the terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed which were killed near Jammu region.
A police officer cited by a leading news agency in India said, “These shameless acts by Pakistani agencies are aimed at arming Jaish terrorists active in Kashmir to carry out terrorist acts and disruption of peace and order,”.
The officer added, “Similar attempts to smuggle weapons have been foiled earlier in other areas bordering Pakistan, especially in Kupwara, Rajouri and Jammu sectors,”.