BSF shoots down Pakistani drone carrying weapons in J&K


NATIONAL | JUNE 20, 2020:

A large-sized Pakistani drone carrying a cache of weapons was shot down by the Border security force near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

According to police officials, at about 5:10 am on Saturday, BSF personnel spotted a Pakistani drone over the Panesar outpost on the international border in Kathua district.

"On close examination of the payload after the drone had been shot down, a US-made M-4 rifle, two magazines, 60 rounds of ammunition and seven grenades were found," a police official said.

"This delivery was meant for a terrorist, Ali Bhai. The payload was carrying his name," he said.

"The drone is 8-feet wide from blade-to-blade and must have originated from the Pakistani outpost opposite our Panesar border outpost," he added.

Meanwhile, Director-General of Police, Dilbagh Singh told reporters that the consignment was meant for the JeM terrorists.

"Smuggling weapons on drones happened in Punjab, but this is the first time weapon consignment was sent by a drone into J&K," Singh said.

"M-4 US rifles have been used by JeM terrorists in the past. There have also been instances when Jaish terrorists with such rifles were killed during encounters in Kashmir," he said.