Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistani drone in Amritsar, seizes narcotics


An official statement said on Sunday that Border Security Force troops intercepted a Pakistani drone near Dhanoe Kalan in Punjab’s Amritsar district and recovered narcotics packets.

The incident occurred on 15 April at around 8.22 p.m., when BSF troops heard the buzzing sound of a suspected flying object (drone) entering Indian territory from Pakistan.

“During the initial search of the area, BSF troops recovered from a wheat field one large bag containing three packets of narcotics suspected to be heroin (gross weight – approximately 3 kg). One iron ring with a hook and four luminous strips were also discovered with the shipment “According to the statement.

“Yet another attempt of Pak smugglers to smuggle the contraband items was foiled by vigilant BSF troops,” it added.

Earlier in the day, security forces tracked and shot down a drone that had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri.

“On the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, a suspicious movement of aerial objects was reported on LoC in Rajouri’s Beri Pattan area, prompting the launch of a cordon and search operation and the tracking of a drone,” said a statement from the Defence Public Relations Officer.