BSF fires on suspected Pakistani drone near LoC in Poonch, search operation on

The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel opened fire on a suspected Pakistani drone near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials reported on Wednesday. 

The personnel fired three dozen rounds in an attempt to bring down the drone.

The incident occurred at around 11:30 pm on Tuesday when border guards at the Khanetar garrison detected drone activity originating from across the border.

In response to the detection, an alert was issued, and the entire area was placed under a strict cordon. A large-scale search operation was launched this morning to thoroughly sanitize the area.

In a related effort to curb cross-border smuggling, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for information leading to the interception of drones suspected of transporting weapons or narcotics across the border, as well as for the recovery of such materials.