Villagers spot Pakistan drone in J-K’s Samba

By Shefali Kohli -- September 18, 2022 3:39 pm -- Updated:September 18, 2022 3:39 pm

Jammu and Kashmir, September 18: The Special Operations Group (SOG) on Sunday conducted a search operation in the border area of Jakh in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba after a suspected drone was spotted by the villagers, a day before.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police said that they started the search operation after the villagers informed them about a suspected drone here.

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"Pakistan has once again carried out drone conspiracy in Samba. We received information from villagers about the sighting of a suspected drone; a search operation is underway," Gharu Ram, DSP, SOG said.

"According to the defence sources, a drone from Pakistan entered Indian territory on Saturday evening, after which there was a stir among the local people and security forces," he added.

The DSP further informed that the drone was sighted at Sarathi Kalan, which is a border village in the Samba sector. The drone then went through village Dera and Madoon towards Regal with sparkling white light and went back from Chak Dulma to Haider Post in Pakistan.

"Whereas the said drone was flying at a height of at least 1 kilometer above the ground, the security forces on the other hand, went to the spot and took stock of the situation and conducted the search operation in all the areas in the morning," DSP Gharu Ram said adding that Pakistan has made such efforts many times before in which it landed arms and ammunition in the Indian territory through drones.

The security forces have also caught a consignment of weapons and narcotics besides killing the smugglers, thus making it a failure.

Meanwhile, the SOG of Jammu Kashmir police also launched a massive search operation in Bandrali, Jakh and other adjoining areas of Samba, as Gharu Ram further said that the area is very sensitive and "we along with the CRPF and J-K Police have launched a massive search operation in that area."

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Previously, a Pakistani drone was spotted near the International Border in Punjab's Gurdaspur on the morning of September and as per the information, that drone had flown back towards the Pakistani side after the Border Security Force (BSF) troops fired several rounds at it.

-PTC News with ANI inputs


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