Jaipur: The Indian Army on Saturday shot at a Pakistani drone along the International Border (IB) in Sri Ganganagar of Rajasthan after it violated Indian airspace, sources were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“The Indian Army shot down the drome while it was making an attempt to enter the Indian airspace,” Army sources said.
Notably, this is the third Pakistani drone to have been shot at by Indian forces since the February 26 air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camps in Balakot, Pakistan, killing at least 300 militants.
Earlier on Monday, the Indian security forces had shot down a drone in Bikaner district of the state. Meanwhile, another one was shot down on the morning on February 26 in Kutch district of Gujarat.
Tension between India and Pakistan has been flaring since the IAF carried out air strikes in Balakot of Pakistan last month to revenge the dastardly Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed after an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a bus in the convoy.
Meanwhile, Pakistan retaliated to the air strikes by violating the Indian airspace in Nowshera sector of J&K on February 27. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets were pushed back by the IAF. During the aerial combat, MiG-21 Bison flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down PAF’s F-16, before going down itself.