Drone from Pakistan shot down by BSF, India

A drone alleged to be from Pakistan was shot down by the Border Security Force, India. Reports claimed on June 20, 2020 that “Pakistani drone shot down by BSF along IB in Jammu and Kashmir carried a highly sophisticated rifle, two magazines, 60 rounds and seven grenades: Officials.”

The drone with six rotors appeared to carry many small items, including a rifle and grenades. How it operated them is unclear.

According to India Today “A Pakistani spy drone was shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Hirangar sector of Kathua district on Saturday morning.”

Area where the incident was reported

The Hindu reported “Pakistani drone was shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF) along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on June 20, officials said. The drone was spotted hovering in the skies by a BSF party on patrol duty in the vicinity of border outpost Pansar around 5.10 a.m., the officials said.”

The drone doesn’t appear stealthy enough to be a “spy drone” and it is unclear what all its armaments were for. A surveillance drone wouldn’t need all these munitions. It was only around 250 meters inside India. Other shots were fired from across the border. Apparently small arms brought the machine down, although damage to it was unclear.

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