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Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistani drone at IB in Gurdaspur

New Delhi: BSF jawans have taken big action in Punjab. BSF personnel shot down a drone that entered India from Pakistan's side along the International Border in Punjab's Gurdaspur sector on Friday morning at 4.35 am. A massive search operation has been launched in the entire area.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: BSF jawans have taken big action in Punjab. BSF personnel shot down a drone that entered India from Pakistan’s side along the International Border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur sector on Friday morning at 4.35 am. A massive search operation has been launched in the entire area.

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According to the information received, a drone was seen coming from Pakistan side on the International Border at 4.35 am in Gurdaspur sector of Punjab. On seeing this, the BSF took immediate action and killed him. Drone tried to infiltrate in Ajnala area of ​​Punjab sector. BSF 73 BN fired 3 light rounds and 17 rounds of bullets from different weapons. After which the drone got stuck in the tree and fell. Senior officers of BSF Punjab are reaching the spot and taking stock of the situation.

Last month also, the security force had foiled a drone intrusion attempt from Pakistan after a drone was spotted near the International Border in Gurdaspur. The attempt of intrusion was foiled after jawans fired several rounds of bullets and forced it to retract its position by moving back to the Pakistani side.

Even before this, drones from Pakistan side infiltrated the Indian side 5 times in Dera Baba Nanak sector of Gurdasuper district. The drone entered Indian territory five times between 10.22 pm and 2.52 pm on Monday night. On hearing the sound of the drone, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel used Ilu bombs and fired 33 rounds after which the drone returned. During 5 infiltration in a single night, BSF jawans fired 33 rounds towards the sound of the drone and used 11 Illu bombs for illumination. After this the search was started in the entire area.

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