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BSF fires at ‘Pakistani drone’ spotted on International Border in Jammu

Friday, 2 July 2021 (16:32 IST)
Jammu: Troops of the Border Security Forces (BSF) on Friday morning fired at the quadcopter spotted on the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector here.

A BSF official said that troops fired at small quadcopter belonging to Pakistan on Friday morning at about 0425 hours.

"The flying object was trying to cross IB in Arnia sector," he said.

"When fired, it flew back immediately," the official said, adding that it was meant for carrying out surveillance of the area.

LeT, JeM behind dropping weapons, narcotics by drones in J&K: DGP

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Friday said that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfits are behind the dropping of weapons, explosives and narcotics by drones in the Union Territory.

He said that time has come to defeat terrorism and usher in peace and development.

Talking to reporters after the attestation-cum-passing-out parade of the 27th Basic Recruitment Training Course (BRTC) in Kathua district, the J&K Police chief said that counter-insurgency operations would further be expedited to wipe out terrorism and security scenario will be augmented to counter the threat posed by the drones, especially in the aftermath of the recent attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu.

He, however, said "Lashkar's hand is suspected behind the twin drone strikes inside the IAF station."

Terming drones use as a major security threat, the DGP said “use of drones to drop weapons and IEDs is a threat and we are taking counter steps."

On arrest of TRF militant with 5.5 kg IED in Narwal area here, Mr Singh said that the module was busted which was planning to carry out an IED explosion at a crowded place to cause a large number of casualties on the same day when the twin bombs were dropped on the air force station.

“The IED was sent from the LeT handler from across the border," he said. (UNI)

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