Border Security Force (BSF) personnel deployed along the International Border (IB) here on Saturday morning fired a few rounds at a drone coming from the Pakistani side, forcing it to retreat, an official said. He said a massive search operation was carried out in the area to ensure that no weapons or drugs were dropped by flying objects.
“This morning, vigilant BSF troops spotted a flickering light (in the sky) and immediately fired at the Arnia area, forcing the Pakistani flying object to retreat. A joint search operation is being conducted in the area, ”said SP Sandhu, Deputy Inspector General, BSF, Jammu Border. At around 4.45am, border guards spotted the Pakistani drone and fired eight rounds to bring it down, officials said.
After hovering in the air for a few minutes, the drone returned, officials said, adding that a search operation was underway in the area under RS Pura sector. This is the second such incident in seven days. On May 7, the BSF fired on a Pakistani drone in the same area shortly after it entered Indian territory. Drone activity from Pakistan has increased since the BSF detected an underground cross-border tunnel in the Chowk Fakira area of Samba district on May 4.