Kutch: A Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was on Tuesday shot down near the international border in Kutch district of Gujarat, police sources said. Also Read - Gujarat Lockdown: Night Curfew to Continue in 8 Municipal Corporations, Timing Reduced by 1 Hour in 18 Cities
Debris of the UAV was seen near Nanghatad village in Abdasa taluka of Kutch, they said. Also Read - Pakistan: 2 Killed, 17 Injured in Explosion in Lahore’s Johar Town
On hearing a loud sound around 6 AM, villagers went to the spot and found the debris of the UAV, the sources said. Asked if a Pakistani UAV had been shot down by the Indian armed forces, a police official, on condition of anonymity, said, “Such an incident has happened, we are investigating the matter.” Also Read - Viral Video: Mysterious Bright Lights Spotted Across The Sky in Gujarat's Junagadh, Triggers Speculation of UFOs | Watch
The official, however, refused to elaborate further.
Earlier, in a pre-dawn strike, combat jets of Indian Air Force bombed terror camps at multiple locations across the Line of Control (LoC) on the Pakistani side, 12 days after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group carried out the dastardly Pulwama attack in Kashmir.
The IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighter jets pounded the terror camps in Balakot, Muzaffarabad, and Chakoti in the well-planned strike destroying JeM terror camps. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the operation.