Pakistan spying on India with drones, 3 UAVs shot down in 12 days

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First Published 10, Mar 2019, 11:25 AM IST
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Pakistan spying on India with drones, 3 UAVs shot down in 12 days
Highlights

On Saturday, a Pakistani spying drone was trying to enter the Indian territory across the Rajasthan border which was caught by the Army's radar system and shot down.

New Delhi: In several unsuccessful attempts to gather information, Pakistan has lost its third ‘spying’ drone on Saturday that attempted to enter India. Pakistani forces are using unmanned aerial devices to collect information and location of defence installation but Indian security agencies have brought down three Pakistani drones since February 26.

According to the information, on Saturday, a Pakistani spying drone was trying to enter the Indian territory across the Rajasthan border which was caught by the Army's radar system and shot down. Sources also said the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intruded into Rajasthan's Ganganagar around 7.30 pm on Saturday.

Also read: India shooting down Pakistani spy drones one after another

Earlier incidents

Pakistan earlier had tried to infiltrate into Indian air space with the help of a drone from Hindumalkot border near Sriganganagar at around 5 am on Saturday. BSF troops immediately sighted it and started firing, forcing it to return.

On March 4, a fighter jet of the Indian Air Force shot down a Pakistani military drone in Bikaner sector of the Indo-Pak border using an air-to-air missile. it was shot down by a Sukhoi-30 aircraft.

Earlier on February 26, Indian Army shot down a Pakistani drone that was on a spying mission over India in Abdasa village near Kutch, Gujarat. Indian forces used a 'Derby' missile of the Israeli air defence system 'SPYDER' to shoot the drone.

Spy drone from Pakistan has been shot down on the same day India conducted air strikes in Balakot. Pakistan has made several attempts to attack India but security forces have thwarted their malicious attempts. Intelligence agencies claim such drones are used for spying, intelligence gathering and mapping.

This came in the midst of heightened tension between India and Pakistan after IAF carried out pre-dawn airstrikes on February 26 and destroyed major launch pads of the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, which was behind the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.

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