Pakistan Army shot down an Indian quadcopter on Thursday after it infringed Pakistan’s Sankh district airspace, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The quadcopter “intruded 600 meters into Pakistan’s territory to conduct surveillance”. “This blatant act was aggressively responded to by Pakistan Army troops shooting down [the] Indian quadcopter”
“Such unwarranted acts by the Indian Army are a clear violation of established norms, existing Air Agreement between two countries and reflect Indian army’s consistent disregard to Ceasefire Understanding of 2003,” the ISPR said.
According to military sources, before carrying out cross-LoC shelling, the Indian military is using quadcopters to aerial photograph Pakistani posts along the LoC as part of its intelligence-gathering operations and target selection process.
The Pakistan Army shot down a “spying quadcopter” along the LoC in the Rakhchikri sector last year, on March 16.
That incident came weeks after tensions between the two sides escalated after Pakistan shot down two Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft that violated Pakistani airspace following the 14 February attack targeting Indian security forces in the Pulwama area of Indian occupied Kashmir.
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