Indian spy drone shot down by Pakistan Army at LoC


RAWALPINDI: An Indian quadcopter spying across the Line of Control (LoC) was shot down by Pakistan Army on Friday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).  

The drone was shot down in the Rakhchikri sector of the LoC and the wreckage has been recovered by the Army. 

The wreckage of the drone is under the custody of the Army, likely for analysis. 

The shoot-down of the Indian drone comes on the same day as the Foreign Office's opposition to the sale of US drone missile systems to India on the grounds that the move will disturb the balance of power in the region. 

“International powers must show responsibility before signing such agreements,” said Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria in his weekly press briefing.

This is not the first incident of Indian drones violating Pakistan's airspace, with the Army shooting down drones in the LoC area on previous occasions. 

On November 19, 2016, an Indian drone was shot down by Pakistani troops at the Aagahi post area in the Rakhchakri sector. 

The then DG ISPR Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa had said the quadcopter had intruded 60 metres inside Pakistani territory.

The Army has taken the wreckage of the drone into custody.

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