Pakistani drones drop weapons across Punjab border
New Delhi : The Punjab government on Wednesday made shocking announcement that drones have reportedly been dropping weapons across the Punjab border. The mega-exercise conducted in July was aimed at tightening vigil along the porous border. The force was directed to strengthen their watchtower and man sentry posts more efficiently, besides organising multiple patrolling.
According to sources in Punjab Police, reported by NDTV, a large number of AK-47 assault rifles and grenades were dropped in Amritsar by drones that came from Pakistan. As per information, the weapons are targeted to the terrorists who could use them to create troubles in Jammu and Kashmir.
Recent incidents of Pakistan-origin drones dropping consignments of arms & ammunition is a new and serious dimension on Pakistan's sinister designs in aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370. Request @AmitShah ji to ensure that this drone problem is handled at the earliest.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) September 24, 2019
The report also mentioned that the BSF has claimed their inability to monitor aerial moment of such low flying objects. "Such UAVs are detected by radars, not by naked eye as such operations are launched at night," an officer said.
Senior BSF officer Vivek Johri is visiting Punjab on Thursday to monitor the situation and take damage-control measures. . "He will look into how, with the help of technology, we can bridge the existing gaps," said a senior officer. Mr Johri will be visiting forward areas where the aerial breaches apparently took place. On his return, he will submit a report to the Union home ministry.
"The impregnable International Border along Punjab has been breached by Pakistan, not once, but more than half-a-dozen number of times by drones," a senior Intelligence officer told NDTV.