Indian spy quadcopter shot down by Pakistan Army
The Pakistani Army has shot down an Indian spy drone after it was found violating the international airspace boundaries, the military officials have told media.
The ‘spy drone’ was hovering into the Pakistani airspace into the Chirikot sector in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, when it was shot at by the Pakistani Army. Making the news public just recently, the Media Wing of Pakistani Army claimed that this was the fourth drone that was grounded by the Pakistan Army during the last year.
“Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spy drone while it violated LoC in Chirikot Sector. The drone has been taken over by Pakistan Army troops,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement released yesterday.
Last week, the Pakistani Foreign Office pointed out its concerns about the Indian military usage of drones. The spokesperson had mentioned, “India’s development of drone technology is worrying when seen in the larger context of its buildup and expansion of military capabilities in the conventional and non-conventional domains, which are subjecting regional strategic stability to increasing strain.”
There have been frequent incidents of cross-border firing from the Indian end especially during the last month and the citizens have already started fleeing the endangered areas. During the last week alone, there have been clashes on the border which also caused civilian casualties. The Pakistani authorities took strict notice of the incident and called the Indian envoy over the civilian killing.