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Now, BSF fires at surveillance drone at International Border in Jammu

The low flying drones continue to keep armed forces on edge for the past one week with Indian Border Security Force, manning International Border, Friday spotting another drone in Jammu and Kashmir.

A BSF spokesman said that troops spotted a drone (Hexacopter) near the international border in Jabowal village in the Arnia sector.

“It was trying to cross the international border and was meant for carrying out surveillance of the area”, he said.

“Alert BSF personnel started shooting at it after which the drone returned”.

The new challenge has sent the armed forces into a tizzy as after the attack on Jammu Air Force station many cases of drones being spotted have been reported.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Ravendra Pal Singh, Army’s Commander for Western Command, which is responsible for the security of strategically important Jammu-Pathankot highway and operational areas falling along International Border and hinterlands in Jammu-Samba-Kathua (J&K), Pathankot-Gurdaspur (Punjab) and Himachal Pradesh, visited Jammu based Air Force Station to review the status of the investigation into June 27 drone attacks.

“Western Army Commander Lt Gen RP Singh along with his team of army officers visited the Air Force Station, Jammu,” a report said.

They said that Singh interacted with the investigators of the National Investigation Agency and other experts to know the progress of the investigation.

NSG Director and CISF Acting Chief also visited the spot to access the ground report.

India’s Ministry of Home Affairs has handed over the investigation to the NIA. Pertinently, armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert following a drone attack on the Air Force Station Jammu in which two personnel were injured.

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