RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Friday claimed to have downed an Indian drone that intruded into Pakistani territory ARY News reported on Friday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), The drone was downed in Rakhchikri sector of the Line Of Control (LoC).
“Indian quadcopter spying across LOC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pak Army shooters. Wreckage held,” Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
This is not the first time that Pakistan Army shot down an Indian drone. Last year in November, a similar UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that intruded into Pakistan was shot down in the same sector.
The drone intruded 60 meters into the Pakistani side and crashed near the Aagahi post around 4:45pm, then ISPR spokesperson Gen Asim Bajwa posted on Twitter.
The development comes at a time when Pakistan’s foreign office has already expressed its reservations over the supply of drones by the United States to India.
During his weekly briefing, FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria said regional stability should be the fundamental consideration in any international arms transfer and should be closely examined in the context of multilateral export control regime.
Answering a question regarding EU-India civil nuclear deal negotiations, he said all agreements bilateral or multi-lateral should follow the international standards of non-proliferation or these would otherwise undermine strategic stability in the region and the credibility of Nuclear Suppliers Group.