Pakistan Army claims to have shot down an Indian drone along LoC
Kashmir: The Pakistan Army on Saturday claimed that it has shot down an Indian unmanned spy drone along Line of Control (LoC). The development was confirmed by Pak military spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Twitter.
"Indian quadcopter spying across LOC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pak Army shooters," he tweeted. He claimed that the wreckage of the drone was kept by Pakistan Army only.
The claim by the Pak Army spokesman was attached with a photograph which looked like a commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, manufactured by drone maker DJI.
The tweet about the alleged incident came a few hours after Islamabad showed strong opposition to United States of America considering to supply armed drones to India.
Earlier in the week, the US government had said that it was 'considering' India’s request for Armed drones for its Air Force mordernisation.
Opposing the move, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said, "Use of armed drones can lower the threshold for conflict, since it can encourage military misadventures, especially in the backdrop of irresponsible discourse about limited military operations below the strategic threshold."
It is the second instance when Pakistan has claimed to have shot down an Indian drone near the LoC. In November last year, a similar quadcopter was brought down on Pakistan side of LoC.