BSF fires at Pakistani drone along IB in J&K’s Samba, second incident this week

BSF personnel opened fire on a Pakistani drone near the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Friday night, marking the second such incident in a week, reports said. 

According to reports, the drone, which was detected from the Pakistan side, managed to return despite nearly two dozen rounds of fire.

Following the incident, a search operation was launched in Narayanpur, Ramgarh sector, on Saturday morning to ensure that the drone hadn’t dropped any weapons or narcotics.

This comes in the wake of recent incidents along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, where a drone and two packets of heroin were recovered separately. The BSF found a China-made DJI Mavic 3 Classic drone in a broken condition in Tarn Taran district’s Kalia village.

In another incident, BSF troops recovered a packet of heroin weighing 460 grams along with a small torch attached to it from a field adjacent to Hardo Ratan village in Amritsar. Acting on a tip-off, a search operation was initiated by the BSF leading to the discovery of another packet of heroin weighing 406 grams in Tarn Taran district’s Sankatara village on Friday.