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Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistani forces near LoC: ISPR

Updated November 19, 2016

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.