Pakistani drone shot down in Punjab’s Tarn Taran

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Chandigarh, April 04: Border Security Force (BSF) shot down a Pakistani troops after it was sighted in Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran district in Punjab. A high alert was sounded in the border villages and nearby areas.

According to the report, the drone was spotted at the BOP of Ratoke village in the district late on Wednesday night. BSF fired the drone and was shot down using an anti-aircraft gun. However, it has not been confirmed yet if the drone has fallen within the Indian side of the border or the Pakistani side.

 Sarpanch of the village, Lakhbir Singh said he  saw the drone after which the firing took place. The administration had suspended internet services and a blackout too ensued in the village. The services were resumed on Thursday morning. However, there are no reports yet if the drone has been shot down by the soldiers.

On Wednesday, a high-level aerial activity was witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir. Eyewitnesses reported seeing several IAF jets flying over Mendhar in Poonch district along the LOC and Rajouri district.

Earlier, India launched a preemptive nonmilitary operation, carried out by IAF’s Mirage 2000 jets, in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 to decimate the biggest terror camp of JeM.

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