The drone was shot down in the early morning hours of Saturday Credit: Twitter image (@deepikadeshwal)

Guwahati: A Pakistani spy drone was shot down by Border Security Force (BSF) in the Hirangar sector of Kathua district in Jammu & Kashmir around 5 am on Saturday. The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Pakistani drone was lugging several weapons which were all recovered when it was gunned down, said the BSF. “Alert troops of BSF shot down a Pakistani Hexa Copter Drone carrying 01 M4 carbine machine(US Made), 02 filled magazines. (60 Rds), 07 Chinese grenades near Kathua International border today morning. #JaiHind,” it tweeted.

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The drone was carrying a huge consignment of weapons which included a highly sophisticated rifle, 60 rounds, two magazines, and seven grenades which were allegedly meant to be delivered to Pakistani agents.

The patrolling party of 19 Battalion of the BSF gunned down the 8×8 drone (from blade to blade) after they found it hovering near the international border in Kathua district of Hiranagar sector.

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The Pakistani drone was spotted at an approximate distance of 250 metres from the International border at Rathua village and in the vicinity of Border Out Post Pansar. The BSF shot 8-9 rounds to bring it down.

Apparently, this was one of the first known attempts by Pakistan to airdrop arms in Jammu & Kashmir. The earliest such incident happened in Punjab a few months ago when Pakistan had airdropped weapons on the outskirts of Amritsar which were later seized.

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