Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter that on Wednesday The Pakistan Army shot down a second Indian spy drone within a span of two days along the restive Line of Control, Pakistan Army troops shot down another Indian spy quad-copter. Today in Satwal Sector on Line of Control, the tweet read.
Pakistan Army troops shot down another Indian spy quadcopter. Today in Satwal Sector on Line of Control. pic.twitter.com/jHra5YhkYH
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 2, 2019
The tweet involved picture of the spy drone; but the ISPR chief did not give any more details, at least immediately, as to how deep the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had intruded into Pakistani airspace.
He had tweeted on Tuesday that army troops had shot down an Indian spy quadcopter in Bagh sector along the LoC.
“Not even a quad-copter will be allowed to cross the LoC, Inshaa Allah,” the ISPR chief had uttered.
It was a strong reference to the claim made by the Indian government more than two years ago that their army commandos had carried out surgical strikes in AJK, on September 28th 2016, the days after an attack on an army base in Uri in held Kashmir had left 20 Indian soldiers lifeless.
Not just that Pakistan had rejected the claim outright as a figment of imagination, the release of the alleged surgical strike videos had also triggered scornful attacks from the Indian opposition parties, asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party government was using it for the political purposes.
On Tuesday, the very claim was summarized by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an exclusive interview to ANI news agency, which was carried by all Indian media outlets.
According to the military sources, the Indian military uses quad-copter for aerial photography of Pakistani posts along the LoC as part of its intelligence-gathering operations and target selection before carrying out cross LoC shelling.