Pakistan drone shot down by BSF in Punjab's Gurdaspur
Pakistan Drone shot down: On Friday Border Security Force (BSF), shot down another Pakistani drone breaching into Indian territory and dropping weapons to destabilise border state of Punjab. The drone was shot down near the International Border in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.
The BSF on Friday has seized bullets, magazines from the hexacopter drone that was shot down. The Pakistan hexacopter carried also carried AK series rifle, two magazines and 40 rounds. The BSF troops shot at the drone at around 12.55 am from the area near Metla village in Gurdaspur district.
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"On 10th March 2023 at about 0055 hours, Border Security Force troops deployed at the border heard the buzzing sound of a suspected flying object (drone) entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the area near Metla village in Gurdaspur district," the BSF said.
According to the information, the laid down drill troops endeavoured to intercept the drone by firing, it further said.
"On day break the whole area was cordoned in which police also participated."
During the relentless search, the BSF said its troops could find and recovered one drone (hexacopter) alongwith one AK series Rifle, two magazines and 40 rounds of live cartridges from a farming field in a depth area near Nabi Nagar village in Gurdaspur.
"Vigilant troops of BSF, once again, foiled nefarious design of drug smugglers," the BSF added, which is responsible to guard the 3,323 km India-Pakistan International Border.
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