Jammu (NVI): Two drones from Pakistan entered the Indian territory along the 200-kilometre-long Indo-Pak international border in Arnia sector of Jammu district today, Border Security Force (BSF) official said.
According to officials, the drones flew back into the Pakistani territory after BSF guards opened fire at them.
“Around 4.30 am on Saturday, two Pakistani drones entered our territory in Arnia sector but the alert BSF immediately opened fire. The drones, probably spy drones, flew back into Pakistani territory,” a senior BSF officer said.
“Despite the existence of a ceasefire agreement between Pakistan and India, Pakistan rangers did not stop their nefarious activities against India and carried on with their ill motives on International Border in Jammu. Today alert BSF troops in Arnia Sector foiled drones intrusion bid by Pakistan on International Border. During the early morning hours today, two drones/UAVs were observed entering from Pakistan side and Immediately fired upon by vigilant BSF troops which compelled them to retreat to Pakistan territory,” an official statement read.
According to the statement, Pakistan rangers have been regularly violating the International Boundary through drone intrusions, trying to drop arms and ammunition in Indian territory but successfully repulsed by BSF troops on border.
India and Pakistan renewed their mutually brokered truce deal on February 25 this year and since then there has been no firing and shelling by the Pakistani forces along the 744-km-long Line of Control (LoC) and 200-km-long International Border (IB).
The thaw between the two countries has given much needed relief to the villagers on either side of the border. As a result, farmers on the Indian side have been able to cultivate crops on their farmlands close to the IB in Jammu region.