Pakistan Army claims to have shot down Indian spy drone along Line of Control

The Pakistan army on Friday claimed it had shot down an Indian “spy drone” in Rakhchikri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) after it entered its airspace. Pakistan military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor took to twitter to say the “wreckage” of the drone has been held by the army. Ghafoor tweeted, “Indian quadcopter spying across LOC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pak Army shooters.”

The images show a CJI Phantom drone which is among the most popular drones, easily available across the world.

In a similar incident November last year, Pakistani troops had claimed to have shot down an Indian quadcopter at the Aagahi Post in Rakhchakri sector along the LoC.

Earlier in July 2015, the Pakistan military had said that it had shot down an Indian “spy drone”, alleging that it was being used for aerial photography near the LoC. It had also said that the drone was “brought down for violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity”. However, India had dismissed the claim. “Some reports of a drone crash in PoK are being referred to. No drone or UAV crash of the Indian Army has taken place,” a spokesperson of the Indian Army had said.

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