Pakistan Army has shot down another Indian spying drone (quadcopter) for allegedly violating the airspace along the line of control, the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Wednesday.
DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar verified this occurrence in his tweet.
Pakistan army troop shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Chakothi Sector along LOC.
Moreover, the reports state that the Pak-army targeted the quadcopter after intruding 500 meters on Pakistan’s side of LOC. Also, claims that it was the 11th Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistan gallant arm forces this year.
#PakistanArmy troops shot down an Indian spying #quadcopter in Chakothi Sector along LOC.
The quadcopter had intruded 500 meters on Pakistan’s side of the #LOC. This is 11th Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistan Army this year. pic.twitter.com/TWkLaqIeiV
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 9, 2020
Indian Spying drone shot down this year
Earlier in June this year, two Indian spying drones intruded Pakistan airspace, but downed immediately by Pak-army, as per the reports. Again in May, the army declared that it has again targeted Indian drones in the heavily militarized zones, Rakhchikri and Nekrin sectors of Pakistan.
Similarly, Pakistan had again shot down an Indian drone, found within the Pakistani territory near the Pandu sector of LOC in July as well.
However, India denied all these previous reports and claims.
Moreover, the ties between the two countries strained after the Balakot event, happened on Feb 26th, 2019, when Indian Force Jets bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Pakistan (Balakot).
Alongside this, some analyst believes that the main reason for nosedive was Indian abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. It reads to grant special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The government of India superseding the 1954 order, issued a constitution. After the resolution passed in India’s parliament, it gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Imran Khan takes on Article-370
Prime minister Imran Khan acted sharply on this resolution passed and address the parliament,
Incidents like Pulwama are bound to happen again. I can already predict that it will happen. They will attempt to place the blame on us again. They may strike us again, and we will strike back.
He further said,
When I first reached out to India, they expressed concerns that there were militant outfits operating from Pakistan. I told PM Narendra Modi that after the painful tragedy of the Army Public School massacre, all our political parties had resolved to never let the territory of Pakistan accessible for terrorist activities. But, I got the feeling that the Indian side was not serious about the talks. Further, when we went to Bishkek, my suspicions regarding their unwillingness to speak strengthened.