Pakistan drone shot down in Gujarat's Kutch near International Border with Pakistan

A Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was on Tuesday shot down near the International Border in Kutch district of Gujarat, police sources said. Debris of the UAV was seen near Nanghatad village in Abdasa taluka of Kutch, they said.

Press Trust of India February 26, 2019 13:19:02 IST
Pakistan drone shot down in Gujarat's Kutch near International Border with Pakistan
  • Debris of the unmanned aerial vehicle was seen near Nanghatad village in Abdasa taluka of Kutch

  • This comes after the Indian Air Force attacked terror camps at multiple locations across the Line of Control on the Pakistani side

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the operation.

Bhuj: A Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was on Tuesday shot down near the International Border in Kutch district of Gujarat, police sources said.

Debris of the UAV was seen near Nanghatad village in Abdasa taluka of Kutch, they said.

Pakistan drone shot down in Gujarats Kutch near International Border with Pakistan

A Pakistani drone was shot down last night in Gujarat's Kutch area bordering Pakistan . ANI

On hearing a loud sound around 6 am, villagers went to the spot and found the debris of the UAV, the sources said.

Asked if a Pakistani UAV had been shot down by the Indian armed forces, a police official, on condition of anonymity, said, "Such an incident has happened, we are investigating the matter."

The official, however, refused to elaborate further.

Earlier, government sources said that in a pre-dawn strike, combat jets of Indian Air Force attacked terror camps at multiple locations across the Line of Control on the Pakistani side, 12 days after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group carried out the dastardly Pulwama attack in Kashmir.

They said the IAF's Mirage 2000 fighter jets pounded the terror camps in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti in the well-planned strike destroying Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the operation.

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