After a suspected Pakistani drone was detected near Arnia, J&K’s BSF opened fire


According to Boundary Security Force (BSF) authorities, a suspected Pakistani drone was detected in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia area on our side of the international border on Thursday morning.

“A blinking light, presumed to be a drone, was seen in the Arnia region this morning about 4.15 a.m. It returned fire after alert BSF men fired upon it… They claimed that it was flying at a height of roughly 300 metres.

Three magnetic improvised explosive devices (IEDs) dropped by a Pakistani drone in the Kanachak area on the outskirts of Jammu city were recovered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police earlier this week. The drone’s payload was brought down, but the drone itself could not be shot down. Three magnetic IEDs were packed inside a tiffin box, with the timer set to vary intervals of 3 hours, 8 hours, and so on. Through a controlled explosion, the IED was disabled and diffused.

Sticky bombs have surfaced as a new hazard ahead of the Amarnath yatra, which begins on June 30 and lasts 43 days. On May 29, Jammu and Kashmir Police foiled a major terror plot by shooting down a Pakistani drone in Hiranagar’s Talli Hariya Chak village, approximately 3 kilometres from the international border.

Last month, in Punjab’s Amritsar, the BSF shot down a drone that had crossed into Indian territory from Pakistan carrying a shipment of heroin. The police stated they seized 10 kg of heroin in nine packs, foiling a smuggling attempt from the other side of the border. The BSF forces also complained to Pakistani rangers about the drone that was flying across the border.