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BSF spots another drone, pushes it back after intense firing

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Western Army commander visits Jammu Air Force Station

JAMMU: The low flying drones continue to keep security forces busy over the past one week, as Border Security Force (BSF), manning International Border, Friday spotted another drone and pushed it back after intense firing.

A BSF spokesman told that alert troops spotted a drone (Hexacopter) near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jabowal village in Arnia sector. “It was trying to cross the international border and was meant for carrying out surveillance of the area”, he said adding, “Alert BSF personnel started shooting at it after which the drone returned”.

The new challenge has sent the security forces into a tizzy in J&K.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Ravendra Pal Singh, Army Commander Western Command, which is responsible for security of strategically important Jammu-Pathankot highway and operational areas falling along International Border (IB) and hinterlands in Jammu-Samba-Kathua (J&K), Pathankot-Gurdaspur (Punjab) and Himachal Pradesh, visited Jammu based Air Force Station to review the status of the investigation into June 27 drone attacks.

“Western Army Commander Lt Gen RP Singh along with his team of army officers visited the Air Force Station, Jammu, today,” defence sources said. They said that Singh interacted with the investigators of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and other experts to know the progress of the investigation.

NSG Director and CISF Acting Chief also visited the spot to access the ground report. The Ministry of Home Affairs has handed over the investigation to the NIA. Pertinently, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert following the June 27 drone attack on the Air Force Station (AFS) Jammu—(KNO)

 

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