Srinagar, June 20 (GNS): BSF on Saturday said it shot down a Hexa copter from Pakistan near Kathua and recovered among others M-4 US made rifle.
“The BSF intelligence branch was receiving inputs about possible use of Drone for ferrying arms and ammunition from Pakistan into Indian side. Accordingly the troops were put on high alert and the border domination was exponentially increased,” BSF said in a statement.
At about 0510 hours, the BSF party noticed the movement of a Hexa Copter drone coming from Pakistan side. “The drone was at a height of about 150/200 feet inside Indian Territory. The alert troops on the ground reacted swiftly, fired on it and shot it down.”
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told GNS it was one more attempt by Pak agencies to drop weapons across border using drones.“From the search of the payload on the Drone shot down by BSF , one M-4 US made rifle and two magazines and 60 rounds besides seven grenades were recovered,” he said, adding, “This delivery was for some ‘Ali Bhai’ as the payload was carrying his name.”
He said that the drone was 8 feet in wide— blade to blade and seems to have been controlled by Pak Picket opposite Panesar Post of BSF in kathua sector.
“Same weapons were recovered from Jaish-e-Mohammad militants killed after infiltration from Pakistan in an encounter at toll plaza Nagrota while they were travelling in a truck to Kashmir some months back,” he said. (GNS)