RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has shot down the eighth spying quadcopter sent from India across the Line of Control (LoC), the military’s media wing said in a statement issued yesterday. “Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Khanjar Sector along LOC,” Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said.
“The quadcopter had intruded 500 meters on Pakistan’s side of the LOC,” Maj Gen Iftikhar added, noting that it was the eighth Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistan Army troops this year.
Earlier this week, the DG ISPR had warned India that Pakistan would respond with full might to any misadventure and that it should “not play with fire”.
Maj Gen Iftikhar had said Pakistan was ready for any military adventurism and there would be “uncontrollable and unintended consequences”.
The military spokesperson had said Pakistan Army’s capability was demonstrated in its response last year. “Do not play with fire,” he had warned the Indian side.
He had also rejected the Indian allegations of so-called launchpads, saying the UN military observers were free to go anywhere in Pakistan but New Delhi had never allowed international media and observers on its side of the border. —Agencies