India shots down Pakistani drone in Indian Air Space
New Delhi : A Pakistani drone allegedly intruding in Indian Air Space was shot down by the army's air defence wing on Saturday. This happens to be the second infiltration bid by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the neighbouring country that day.
According to a source, mentioned in an NDTV report, the drone was traced down by an Air Defence personnel on the radar and it was brought down around 7.30 pm. It had tried to enter India via Ganganagar air space.
Another drone that tried to enter India through the Hindumalkot border near Sriganganagar earlier in the day was forced to turn back after Border Security Force (BSF) personnel opened fire at it, news agency IANS reported.
On March 4, a Pakistani surveillance drone was reportedly shot down by a Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force in Rajasthan's Bikaner. The fighter scored the kill using an air-to-air missile after the intruding drone was detected through radar.
Even on February 26, a UAV was taken out over the Kutch region of Gujarat by an Israeli-designed SPYDER surface-to-air missile system.
The drone sightings have increased ever since Indian Air Force carried out a surgical strike on JeM terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot region.