Pak Army downs ninth Indian spy quadcopter this year in Hot Spring Sector along LoC

The ninth Indian spy drone to have ventured into Pakistani territory had intruded 850 metres in and was shot down  in the Hot Spring Sector along the Line of Control. — ISPR

Pakistan Army on Sunday downed the ninth Indian spy quadcopter this year, a statement by the military’s media wing said.

According to the statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the drone was shot in the Hot Spring Sector along the Line of Control.

“The quadcopter had intruded 850 metres on Pakistan’s side of the LoC,” it added.

Earlier this month, another quadcopter had intruded into Pakistani territory and was shot down in Khanjar Sector along the LoC. It had crossed 500 metres on Pakistan’s side of the border.

In May, two quadcopters were shot down within the same week.

On May 29, the army had downed a drone that violated Pakistani airspace from Kanzalwan Sector along the LoC.

Two days prior, an Indian surveillance drone that had crossed over the LoC into the Rakh Chakri sector was shot down by the army.

‘Do not play with fire’

Following the shooting down of the two drones that had crossed over within the same weeek, Director-General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar had warned India that Pakistan would respond with full might to any misadventure and that it should “not play with fire”.

Speaking during Geo News programme “Capital Talk”, Maj Gen Iftikhar had said Pakistan was ready for any military adventurism and there would be “uncontrollable and unintended consequences”.

The military spokesperson had said Pakistan Army’s capability was demonstrated in its response last year when Indian planes had dared to cross into Pakistan’s territory. “Do not play with fire,” he had warned the Indian side.

He had said India planned to mount aggression against Pakistan in the next few months to divert the world’s attention from its failures and embarrassment on multiple fronts, including the border issue with Nepal, mismanagement of coronavirus, and its dwindling economic situation.

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