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Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistani forces near LoC: ISPR

Updated Nov 19, 2016 09:07pm

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An Indian quadcopter was shot down by Pakistani military forces on Saturday evening along the Line of Control (LoC) at Aagahi Post in Rakhchakri sector, the military's media wing claimed.

Inter-Services Public Relations chief Lt Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted in this regard, saying the Indian quadcopter had violated Pakistani airspace and came 60 metres inside the territory after which it was targeted by Pakistani troops.

Bajwa said the quadcopter was brought down over violation of Pakistan's territorial integrity and that it has been "taken over" by Pakistani forces.

This is not the first suspected spy drone shot down in Pakistani territory originating out of India. Last year in July, Pakistan military shot down Indian 'spy drone' which violated the Pakistan air space along the LoC in Bhimber, Azad Kasmir.

In 2002, Pakistan Air Force shot down a spy drone near Kasur. Military officials claimed at the time that it was an Israeli operated drone flying out from Indian territory.

The military maintains that the 'spy drones' are used for aerial photography.

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Awais ALI Nov 19, 2016 08:13pm

You came from sea and saw knight riders there, you came from air and saw eagle eye vigilance there. Pakistan know how to defend our territorial integrity its not Myanmar. Kudos to Pak Forces.

majid Nov 19, 2016 08:14pm

PAKISTAN / India plz defuse & deesclate this immediately. You cannot afford any misadventure

AJax Nov 19, 2016 08:16pm

Well done, Pakistan.

Umair Nov 19, 2016 08:16pm

That is not some spy drone... it is phantom 4 or 3, basically used for capturing professional videos.

Sandhu Nov 19, 2016 08:16pm

This is called the wakefulness either you come from sea or land you will hit with bullseye. Pakistan army Zindabad.

Merchant Nov 19, 2016 08:19pm

We should not turn the other cheek to India all the time. This downing of drone was a decisive action and will send a strong signal to India that interference of any description will not be tolerated at any cost.

Khurram Jadoon Nov 19, 2016 08:19pm

Even our pegions can intrude farther before being captured ...

khan Nov 19, 2016 08:20pm

Pakistan zindabad

fahd Nov 19, 2016 08:22pm

MashaAllah . well done Pak army.

citizen41 Nov 19, 2016 08:23pm

Good Job Pak-Army

Nasir Nov 19, 2016 08:24pm

Come from sea or air we will shoot you down. Pak Army Zindabad and Pakistan Zindabad!

Mulazim hussain Nov 19, 2016 08:33pm

Salute to the vigilant and valiant Armed Forces of Pakistan! Pakistan Zindabad!

Muhammad Nov 19, 2016 08:33pm

Indians were trying to take selfies with Pakistanis. We should be more welcoming to their friendly gestures.

Agatha christie Nov 19, 2016 08:37pm

Such small incidents like small drones or pigeons stories,should be avoided. However the level of alert and will to protect every millimeter of Pak land,air,or sea territory ,is highly commendable.

Umair Nov 19, 2016 08:44pm

Good job our soldiers are always ready.

Vinit Nov 19, 2016 08:50pm

I cannot understand what this will lead to.hope people on both sides will understand that they cannot be in oblivion....And rejoice on such acts

Umreekan_Sundi Nov 19, 2016 08:51pm

Meanwhile, Indians have arrested another Pakistani pigeon for straying in their territory.

Khuram Nov 19, 2016 08:52pm

Shabash Pakistan Army

HYder Nov 19, 2016 08:54pm

Sir

Well done.

Yasir Nov 19, 2016 08:56pm

LOC violations on daily basis submarine tried to enter and pushed back and now this shooting down of quad copter India must end this war hysteria, Its not good for subcontinent

Fida Khan Nov 19, 2016 09:00pm

Both sides are uneasy playing hide and seek because of a new regional scenario emerging with Pak China and Russian triangle with India vanishing diplomatically into Kabul...This is great of our armed forces as they are alert doing necessary in retaliation on land air and sea..Bravo!

ART KP Nov 19, 2016 09:10pm

India is testing Pakistans patience!

sana-1 Nov 19, 2016 09:27pm

@Awais ALI Very well written, loved it!

Gem Khan Nov 19, 2016 09:39pm

Kudos Pak armed forces. We're proud of you.

Ali Nov 19, 2016 09:46pm

@Awais ALI before either, we came by land and whipped your rear :)

Ayub Nov 19, 2016 10:45pm

Both resolve their issues peacefully and start living like good neighbors for the betterment of their respective people.

Taimur Nov 20, 2016 01:27am

Salute to the Pakistani army - Pak army Zinadabad

Only truth Nov 20, 2016 02:04am

It's is phantom basically used for capturing professional videos. Can available at eBay. It's not a drone.

Changez Khan Nov 20, 2016 05:24am

Excellent. Long live Pakistan Armed Forces.

fahad Nov 20, 2016 07:27am

would that they had the ability to hack it and land it safely on their side...

Pak patriot Nov 20, 2016 07:51am

Pak army zindabad

Sultan Nov 20, 2016 08:49am

We need more coalition fund to buy underwear from US for our Military Generals. If we remove their outer cover uniforms it will be very ugly. Please Trumph please please give mooooooooooooooore coalition fund. Nawaz paper is a big paper called Panama Paper. Please....... US.

syed Nov 20, 2016 08:58am

@Awais ALI we need navy seals just like Abbottabad...near to military academy

shuaib Nov 20, 2016 08:59am

proud of pakistan army. Thanks to army for guarding this land over your life and family.

JKhan Nov 20, 2016 09:18am

It was actually ona Pizza delivery mission.

Ahmen Nov 20, 2016 09:20am

Ha ha ha it's a toy

JA Nov 20, 2016 09:48am

Shooting down is not enough. Maybe, the purpose is fullfilled by enemy before or even after shooting it down. It is all about technology. We should think ahead of it.

DAWN READER Nov 20, 2016 10:18am

@Muhammad What an irrelevant comment? Can't you see what's happening on the border?

AIC Nov 20, 2016 01:10pm

It proves the technological deficiency! US drones can come an go conveniently, but Indian drones etc. are very well blocked and defended the territorial integrity. Well done Pak Forces!

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 20, 2016 03:09pm

Well done. Keep it up and hang on tough. May God Almighty bless you all.

Sameer Nov 20, 2016 03:38pm

Lucky shot. It would be a matter of pride if we could piggy back on the RF.Then it would've been extremely interesting.

Ahmed Hassan Nov 20, 2016 04:41pm

India seems to be in aggressive mood.

Rafique Nov 20, 2016 09:37pm

Good Job was it Chinese make?

ahsan7979 Nov 20, 2016 10:23pm

Keep up the good work!

Ijaz Nov 20, 2016 10:31pm

Bravo!

CRICKET LOVER Nov 21, 2016 07:49am

@Khurram Jadoon hahahaha. I like it.

Furqan Hameed Nov 21, 2016 09:54am

very good Pakistan Army

M.Sadiq Nov 21, 2016 10:00am

Why American drones are not targeted, they kill our citizens in tribal belt on regular basis.

AliPasha(USA) Nov 21, 2016 10:23am

@M.Sadiq Because they target terrorists.Since Pakistani army cleared North and South Wazisistan,there have been hardly any drone strikes.

AliPasha(USA) Nov 21, 2016 10:22am

@Rafique I presume Israeli made,since Indian got most of their drones from them.

Fahad Mirza Nov 21, 2016 10:58am

This is Pakistan, This is not Burma or Kashmir... You can not Fight with us. Only NWFP is enough for India. Lone Live Pakistan. Long Live All Provinces. Ameen.

sam Nov 21, 2016 04:46pm

I guess, it might have accidently went to Pakistan border. If they want to vigilance the Pakistan, then they have well-advanced satellite.

PM Nov 21, 2016 06:15pm

@sam : Very true.

Ali Nov 21, 2016 07:29pm

India has violated Pakistani airspace even in peace time, by sending reconnaissance flights over Pakistan. The first was on April 10, 1959, it was Eid holiday, when Indian Air Force Canberra on spying mission was intercepted by PAF Sabres at 44,000 feet over Rawalpindi and shot down.

The second incident was on June 7, 2002, Israeli made Searcher drone of Indian Air Force on a night spying mission was intercepted by PAF F-16s and shot down near PM Nawaz Sharif's Raiwind residence. Since then several smaller Indian drones have been shot down. India must stop such air violations as they threaten peace.

rao abid Nov 21, 2016 07:50pm

salute to all pakistani martyrdom who sacrifice for whole nation to face stumbles .but need to destroy these kind of deliberate action because it,s totally against for both nations stability .Quadcopter is freely move near pakistan,s border how its possible ?Highly good work done by pakistan authorities .keep it up. The only reason behind this story that is china ,pakistan,Russia , combination against some worst countries.get ready pakistan will flourish as quick as possible.

Ali K Nov 21, 2016 10:38pm

Pak Army Zindabad!!!

yaBBA Nov 22, 2016 04:40am

@Muhammad - ye hui na baat--now somebody talking sense, finally ;)

KB Nov 22, 2016 11:55am

Anything India can do is start making movies over Pakistan, and keep dreaming