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Pakistan Army claims it shot down Indian drone near LoC

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India TV News Desk, Islamabad [Published on:20 Nov 2016, 9:45:15]

Pakistan on Saturday claimed that it had shot down an unmanned Indian drone that crossed over the Line of Control. 

Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military's media wing, chief Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa tweeted that an "Indian quad copter" was shot down at 4.45 pm Pakistan time, by the troops at Aagahi post in Rakhchakri sector near the LoC. 

He said the Indian quadcopter had violated Pakistani airspace and came 60 metres inside the territory after which it was targeted by Pakistani troops, Geo News reported. 

Bajwa said that it fell near Agahi post and was picked up by Pakistani troops. 

Last year in July, the Pakistan military allegedly shot down an Indian 'spy drone' which violated the Pakistan air space along the LoC in Bhimber, Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, though New Delhi denied the claim.

The latest claim by Pakistan comes a day after it said on Friday that its navy had chased away an Indian submarine that had neared its territorial waters, a claim that India rejected. 

On Wednesday, Pakistan said that its Army killed 11 Indian soldiers as retaliation for the killing of seven of its soldiers earlier in the week. 

Ties between India and Pakistan have hit a new low in the aftermath of a cross-border terror attack on Indian Army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri that killed 19 soldiers in September. 

Nearly 10 days later, the Indian Army said it carried out surgical strikes in PoK, targeting terrorists and their launch pads in retaliation to the Uri attack. 

Since then, repeated ceasefire violations at the border have taken the lives of many Indian soldiers. 

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Pakistan on Saturday claimed that it had shot down an unmanned Indian drone Photo: REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE