Srinagar, June 20: A Pakistani drone carrying weapons was shot down by the Border Security Force on Saturday near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.
The weapons was meant for for a terrorist named Ali Bhai “This delivery was meant for a terrorist, Ali Bhai. The payload was carrying his name,” a senior police officer said.
The drone was seen hovering in the skies by a BSF patrol at 5.10 am. The BSF personnel fired nine rounds at the drone an an American-origin M4 rifle, two magazines and ammunition have been recovered after shooting down the drone.
This shows that Pakistani forces has been using rones to drop weapons for terrorists in the newly formed Union Territory.
“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,” the officer said.
“Similar attempts to smuggle weapons have been foiled earlier in other areas bordering Pakistan, especially in Kupwara, Rajouri and Jammu sectors,” he said.