Harkirat Singh Bhinder
A Pakistani drone was spotted near Rattoke village in the Khem Karan sector in Tarn Taran district on Wednesday night, but returned immediately after the Indian Army retaliated and opened fire on the pilotless flying object.Though Army sources here are silent on this incident, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) rank officer said the drone entered around a km inside the Indian territory.
The Indian radars picked up the flying object and the Army jawans posted in that area opened fire. The object or drone returned immediately, he said.Sarpanch Kulbir Singh confirmed that he too did hear ‘four loud sounds’ that resembled fire from Army weapons.
Just a few days back, four F-16s of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) flew close to the border in the Khem Karan area. The Indian Air Force (IAF) had scrambled its fighters as a result of which the F-16s retreaded. The PAF jets were escorting a UAV that was probably trying to detect Indian Army movements in the area.
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