The Border Security Force (BSF) is on high alert after a drone entered the Indian side from Pakistan. Reports suggest that the drone was spotted five times near the border.
Chandigarh: A drone from Pakistan’s side has left the Border Security Force (BSF) alert near Punjab.Reports suggest that the drone was spotted flying near HK Tower, a check post on the Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur, Punjab.
The drone was sighted five times flying near the Indo-Pakistan border and also crossed the Indian border once, news agency ANI reported.
BSF sources: BSF (Border Security Force) personnel at Firozpur Hussainwala border post spotted a drone last night entering from Pakistan's side to India's side. A search operation is on after BSF informed Punjab Police. The local police is investigating the matter. pic.twitter.com/9fDHA2v9wg— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2019
The Pakistani drone was seen flying from Pakistan’s side between 10 pm to 10.40 pm and then again at 12.25 am. It even crossed the Indian border after which BSF jawans alerted senior officials.
A joint search operation by BSF and Punjab Police, along with other intelligence agencies, is underway since Tuesday morning. The operations have been launched to find drone if Pakistani terror groups have sent caches of drugs or ammunition via it.
Earlier, last month, two Pakistani drones were recovered from near Indo-Pak border in Punjab.
After which Punjab Police had launched elaborate investigations to account for the weapons consignments apparently smuggled into India from across the border via drone.
Investigations so far had suggested that several Pak-based terrorist groups were engaged in smuggling weapons into India since August, post the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, and both the recovered drones were apparently sent by different terror groups, linked with the Pakistan ISI, and the State-sponsored Jihadi and pro-Khalistani terrorist outfits working under its command.
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Last Updated Oct 8, 2019, 1:45 PM IST