New Delhi: The Indian Army on Friday spotted two drones coming from the direction of Pakistan and hovering around the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu & Kashmir at around 6 pm. According to the BSF sources, the troops fired upon them and now keeping a strict vigil around the area. Also Read - Farmers' Stir: Canada Will Always Stand For Rights of Peaceful Protest, Reiterates Trudeau Amid Diplomatic Row With India
The drone was spotted at a height of about 800-900 metres at the place from where the four Pakistani terrorists were believed to have crossed the LoC and entered the Indian territory. The army tried to shoot the Pakistani drone but due to its relatively greater height, the drone managed to escape, according to republicworld.com. Also Read - ‘May Damage Ties’: India Slams Justin Trudeau For Remarks on Farmers Protests, Summons Canadian Envoy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today held a review meeting with top security brass in the wake of the killing of four JeM terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, and asserted that security forces have thwarted their efforts to wreak “major havoc and destruction”. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir DDC Polls: Apni Party Candidate shot At in Anantnag, Omar Slams Attackers
Government sources said that the terrorists were planning “something big” on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
In his tweets following the meeting, Modi said, “Neutralising of 4 terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and the presence of large cache of weapons and explosives with them indicate that their efforts to wreak major havoc and destruction have once again been thwarted.”
Hailing the security forces, he said they have once again displayed utmost bravery and professionalism.
“Thanks to their alertness, they have defeated a nefarious plot to target grassroots level democratic exercises in Jammu and Kashmir,” the prime minister added.
In the review meeting, Home Minister Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval, foreign secretary and top intelligence officials were present as Modi took stock of the situation.
Four Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed and two policemen injured in a gunbattle in Nagrota on Thursday after a truck carrying newly infiltrated militants was intercepted, police had said. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh, had said after the encounter that the terrorists had come to execute a “big plan” which has now been foiled.
(With agency inputs)