RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Thursday shot down an Indian spy quadcopter after it breached the nation’s airspace in Sankh district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated.
According to a news release issued by the military’s media wing, the quadcopter “intruded 600 metres into Pakistan’s territory to conduct surveillance”.
” This outright act was strongly reacted to by Pakistan Army soldiers shooting down [the] Indian quadcopter,” journalism release stated.
ISPR even more stated that “such unwarranted acts by the Indian Army are a clear violation of established norms, existing Air Agreement between two countries and reflect Indian army’s consistent disregard to Ceasefire Understanding of 2003”.
According to military authorities, the Indian military utilizes quadcopters for aerial photography of Pakistani posts along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in between Pakistan and India extended along Jammu and Kashmir, as part of its intelligence-gathering operations and target choice prior to performing cross-LoC shelling.
In a comparable event on Mar 16 in 2015, the Pakistan Army shot down a “spying quadcopter” in the Rakhchikri sector along the LoC.