Indian Military admits failure to shoot down Pakistani drone along borders

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Indian Military admits failure to shoot down Pakistani drone along borders

NEW DELHI - Indian Military admits failure to shoot down Pakistani drone along borders.

A drone was spotted twice from the Pakistani side in Punjab's Firozabad district along the Indo-Pakistani border.

According to officials in India 's Border Security Force (BSF) link, a drone was spotted at around 2040 Hrs IST in Indian air space at Tendiwala village.

"Our personnel attempted to shoot the drone down, which was in our border area for approximately 4-5 minutes. However, we failed, and the drone disappeared," the officer said on Tuesday.

Last year, in September and October, Punjab Police recovered several drones from border villages.

The Indian home ministry was informed by border security that Pakistan could be behind the weapons dropped via drones in Punjab in September.

Following reports of Pakistan drones violating link Indian airspace, federal Home Minister Amit Shah had asked security forces guarding the border - the Border Security Force, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, and the Assam Rifles - to come up with a long-term security plan.

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