Pakistan Shoots Down Indian ‘Spy Drone’
KABUL: (Middle East Press) Pakistani military has shot down an Indian spy along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber, Azad Kasmir, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.
The Line of Control is the military control line between the Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir.
According to the military, the drone had violated Pakistani airspace after which it was targeted by Pakistani forces and brought down for “violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity”.
The military maintains that the ‘spy drone’ is used for aerial photography.
India’s high commissioner to Pakistan, TCA Raghavan, has been summoned to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry over the violation of the country’s airspace.
Both the Indian army and air force have denied the incident, stating that none of their drones have been shot down or crashed.
In July, another drone had crashed near the working boundary in Shakargarh sector, which was taken into custody by Pakistani security forces. The drone was operated by Pakistan Rangers, it was later clarified.