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BSF shots down Pakistani drone in Gandu Kilcha village of Punjab

New Delhi: A drone that belongs to Pakistan was shot down in Indian territory by the Border Security Force (BSF). It was entering from Pakistan into Ferozepur district of Punjab when it was shot on Wednesday.

BSF shot down the drone 

BSF’s 136 Battalion deployed at the border heard the buzzing sound of a suspected flying object or drone entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the area near Gandu Kilcha village in Ferozepur at around 11.25 pm on Tuesday, the force said in a statement.

“BSF troops fired at the drone in an attempt to thwart the incursion,” said the BSF, one of the Central Armed Police Forces mandated to guard the 3,323 km India-Pakistan border.

“During a search after first light in the concerned area, BSF troops along with Punjab Police recovered a Hexa-Copter or drone that had been brought down due to firing by BSF troops.”

The BSF further said that the area has been cordoned off and police along with concerned sister agencies informed. “Thorough search of the area in under progress.”

Another drone was shot down in October

Earlier in October, BSF had shot down a drone that entered India in Punjab’s Amritsar sector from the Pakistan side on the International Border.

The drone (Quad-copter DJI Matrice) was spotted at 8.30 pm near Chhana village in Amritsar by BSF troops on patrolling duty. They immediately opened fire and it was shot down.

According to BSF officials, two packets of contraband drugs of 2.5 Kg were recovered with the drone.

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