BSF shoots down Chinese drone near Amritsar border
PTC News desk: On Sunday, the Border Security Force (BSF) has shot down a Chinese drone that was spotted in the Indian airspace in the Amritsar sector during the wee hours.
"On February 26 at about 2.11 am, BSF troops deployed at the border heard a buzzing sound of a suspected drone entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the area near Shahjada village of Amritsar district," a BSF officer said.
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"According to the laid down drill, troops acted to intercept the drone by firing at it. The whole area was cordoned and the police and concerned sister agencies were alerted about the incident," he added.
While the search operation was on, BSF recovered a black coloured drone which was identified as a Chinese made DJI Matrice, it was partially damaged, laying near the Dhussi bundh in the vicinity of the village.
There is search operation conducted in the area to ascertain whether the drone had dropped any contraband, the officer said.
Recently, there are quite a few incidents in the western theatre during this month where the BSF had shot down drones along the International Border and recovered large caches of narcotics, weapons and ammunition.
- With inputs from agencies