Border Drive Intercepts Pak Drone In Punjab, fifth In 4 Days

The drone had a payload of two.1kgs of what’s suspected to be heroin.

Jalandhar, Punjab:

The Border Safety Drive intercepted a fifth Pakistani drone in 4 days that intruded into India from alongside the Worldwide Border (IB) in Punjab to drop a medicine consignment, a drive spokesperson mentioned on Tuesday.

The flying object was “downed” round 9 pm on Monday within the Amritsar sector in Bhaini Rajputana village of Amritsar district, he mentioned.

The BSF recovered the black-coloured drone, a quadcopter of ‘DJ Matrice 300 RTK’ make, with an hooked up payload of two.1 kilogram suspected heroin hooked up by way of an iron ring, the spokesperson mentioned.

A small torch in switched-on situation was additionally discovered hooked up to the drone in order that medicine smugglers might detect the consignment and decide it up from the sector on the Indian facet, he mentioned.

That is the fifth reported interception of a “rogue” unmanned aerial car alongside the Punjab border since Could 19.

A number of extra situations of troops selecting up the buzzing sound of a drone have been reported over the past 4 days however nothing extra might be established, officers mentioned.

The BSF troops shot down two drones and intercepted a 3rd alongside the entrance on Friday final. A BSF spokesperson had mentioned the third drone fell into Pakistani territory and couldn’t be recovered.

A drone that “violated Indian airspace on Saturday night time (Could 20) was intercepted by firing within the jurisdiction of the Amritsar sector” and the drive recovered 3.3 kilogram of suspected narcotics that was slung beneath it.

Punjab shares an over 500-kilometre-long border with Pakistan that’s guarded by the BSF, and drones and unmanned aerial automobiles chickening out from the neighbouring nation into India with medicine and arms and ammunition payloads have turn out to be a matter of concern for safety companies over the past three-four years.

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