Jammu & Kashmir

Indian Army opens fire as Pak drone spotted near LoC in Poonch, say officials

A drone flies in the air in Srinagar Kashmir. [FPK Photo / Mohammad Syeed Shawl]

Mendhar: Personnel of Indian Army on Monday fired a couple of shots at a Pakistani drone near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, PTI reported on Monday quoting officials.

The drone, however, returned to the Pakistan side after briefly hovering over the Indian territory late Sunday night, the officials said.

Quotting officials, the report said the movement of the drone was picked up in the Nar Mankote area of Mendhar and the troops guarding the LoC fired at least three rounds to bring it down.

The drone returned to the Pakistan side in the face of firing by Indian troops, the officials said, adding that a search operation is underway in the area.

Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir police recently announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh to anyone informing on drones flown from across the border to drop narcotics, arms or explosive materials, leading to the recovery of the material.

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