In the intervening night February 2 to February 3, Border Security Force (BSF) troops shot down a Pakistani drone late night at 2:30 AM. The drone was shot along the Indo-Pak border which intruded on the Amritsar sector.The drone entered the area of responsibility of the Border Observation Post (BOP) Rear Kakkar in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, said BSF. The drone was recovered along with a packet of contraband between the border fence and the zero line. Further investigation is in process.
Earlier on 01st February 2023, during night hours, Border Security Force (BSF) troops heard a buzzing sound and blinking red light of a suspected drone entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the area near its bordering Village – Mumbeke in Fazilka. As per the drill, troops tried to intercept the drone by firing. The whole area was cordoned and Police & concerned sister agencies were informed. Further, during the search of the area, BSF troops recovered three packets of contraband, suspected to be heroin along with a blinker device from a wheat field near village Mumbeke. The recovered suspected narcotics substance is six packets with a gross weight of 5.234 Kilograms along with two blinker devices, both blinker devices had two batteries attached to each of them.