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Punjab bans flying drones near military, Air Force stations after drones spotted along Indo-Pak border

Pakistan is hell-bent on pushing militants into India besides making attempts to drop arms and ammunition in Punjab after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Following the heightened security along Indo-Pak border, Pakistan-based terror groups are now using Punjab as a place to dump supplies of arms, ammunition, narcotics and counterfeit currency.

The Border Security Force (BSF) spotted three Pakistani drones between Monday and Tuesday. While two Pakistani drones were seen in Hussainiwala sector on Monday night, another was seen on Tuesday morning.

BSF sources said that first Drone was spotted between 10 pm to 10.40 pm and another at around 12.25 pm on two different border out posts (BOPs) in Hussainiwala.

However, the drones, immediately after entering into the Indian territory, returened back to Pakistan. The Punjab Police officials claimed that these drones were not successful in dropping any objectionable material in Hussainiwala sector.

BSF officials had also informed Punjab Police about a third Drone which was seen entering into Indian territory on Tuesday morning. However, the police failed to to trace any drone.

Earlier, a Pakistani drone was also seen on October 1, 2019 in Fazilka sector. On August 13, 2019 a Pakistani drone was also found crashed inside paddy field in Muhawa village in Amritsar. The police on September 25 had recovered remains of a charred Pakistani drone from Jhabal area in Tarn Taran.

Police investigations have found that the terrorists of Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) and Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) had at least used four drones to send supples of weapons and ammunition besides the counterfeit currency.

Meanwhile, security agencies, Border Security Force, police and military intelligence are keeping an eye on the movement of Pakistani drones. The police and Army authorities have said that any suspicious drone found venturing into Indian territory will be shot down.

Pathankot SP Hem Sharma said that the people have been warned not to use drones during weddings. The police have banned flying drones near military and Air Force stations.


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