BSF personnel shoot down drone on Pak border in Punjab

26 November, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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BSF fired six bullets from their INSAS rifles and destroyed a drone after security officials at Daoke Border Outpost (BoP) in the Amritsar sector of the India-Pakistan international border heard th...

BSF fired six bullets from their INSAS rifles and destroyed a drone after security officials at Daoke Border Outpost (BoP) in the Amritsar sector of the India-Pakistan international border heard the sound of a suspected flying object coming from the Pakistani side about 9.05 p.m. on Friday.

It was later discovered in the area near the border to be a China-made Quadcopter DJI Matrice 300RTK brand drone. A few cameras were also discovered installed in the drone. “The drone will be submitted to the BSF Francis unit after an inquiry,” stated BSF Commandant Jasbir Singh.

Border Security Force (BSF) has shot down three drones in the Amritsar area in the recent two months.

According to the BSF, 107 drones flying from across the border were discovered within Indian territory until July this year, up from 97 drones recorded previous year. Last year, 64 such occurrences were reported in Punjab, 31 in Jammu, and two were sighted crossing the Line of Control in Jammu. There were 14 similar events in Jammu and 93 in Punjab until July of this year.

BSF shot down one drone in the Ferozpur sector in 2021, however this year, seven drones were shot down and a large amount of drugs was confiscated.

The whole length of Punjab’s border with Pakistan is 553 kilometres, with the BSF guarding a 198-kilometer section of the India-Pakistan border in the Jammu area.