Searches underway after BSF fired at suspected Pakistani drone along IB in Samba

JAMMU — A massive search operation is underway to ensure no weapons or narcotics were airdropped by the drone after Border Security Force (BSF) troops opened fire at a suspected Pakistani drone along the International Border in Ramgarh area of Samba district.

A blinking light (of a suspected drone) was observed around 12:15 am (Saturday) on the IB in the night in the general area of Ramgarh. Alert troops fired towards the blinking light due to which it (drone) was forced to return, a BSF Spokesperson said as per PTI.

Over two dozen rounds were fired by the BSF in Arnia sector to bring down the suspected drone but it managed to return to the Pakistani side. A vast area was cordoned off by the BSF and a search operation was underway, sources said as per PTI.

This is the second such incident in the past two weeks. Earlier, the BSF had fired at a Pakistani drone at the Chamliyal border post in Samba district on March 22, preventing it from flying into India.