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IAF's Sukhoi 30MKI shoots down Pakistani drone near Rajasthan border

Top security sources said that Pakistan tried to violated air space in the same area on February 27 too.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 04, 2019 23:50 IST
IAF's Sukhoi 30MKI shoots down Pakistani drone near

IAF's Sukhoi 30MKI shoots down Pakistani drone near Rajasthan border

A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force on Monday shot down a Pakistani military drone in Bikaner sector of the Indo-Pak border. According to government sources, the Pakistani drone was detected by a ground-based radar station and minutes later one of the Sukhoi-30 jets deployed in the area to keep an eye on Indian air space shot it down. 

It was at 11:30 AM when the Pakistani military drone was targeted in Bikaner-Nal sector in Rajasthan. It was the second unsuccessful attempt by Pakistan to send a spy drone inside India in the last six days.

A Pakistani drone was shot down by India on February 27 along the Indo-Pak border in Kutch in Gujarat. 

The Indian Air Force has kept all its bases in Western sector on maximum alert after India carried out a strike on the biggest terrorist training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26. Pakistan had attempted to retaliate by unsuccessfully targeting a number of military installations in Kashmir on February 27.

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