Update: 08:22 pm: The Indian military has denied the Pakistan army’s claims of shooting down an Indian “spy” drone. “Some reports of a drone crash in POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) are being referred to. No drone or UAV crash of Indian Army has taken place,” the defence ministry said in a statement. The army’s Northern Command has also issued a denial.
Islamabad: The Pakistani military on Wednesday claimed to have shot down an Indian drone, reported a leading Pak daily Dawn. The reported shooting took place in Bhimber, Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
According to Pak military the drone had violated Pakistani airspace after which it was targeted by Pakistani forces and brought down for “violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity”.
The military maintains that the ‘spy drone’ is used for aerial photography.
The Himalayan territory of Kashmir, which is the main contention, between the two countries, is divided between India and Pakistan by the UN-monitored de facto border of LoC. The territory is claimed in full by both the countries.
On the other a civilian was killed and two BSF jawans were injured earlier the day as Pak troops opend fire on Indian posts in the valley in an utter violation of the ceasefire.