The Border Security Force (BSF) shot down a Pakistani drone after it crossed the international border near Punjab's Amritsar. The BSF also recovered a polythene bag full of suspected items attached to the base of the hexacopter in a partially damaged shape.
The troops fired at the drone at 11.05 pm on Monday after they noticed it entering the Indian territory near Chaharpur village, around 40 km north of Amritsar city, officials said.
The drone, weighing 18 kg, was carrying 3.11 kg of narcotics, which was wrapped in white polythene that was attached underneath it, the BSF said. "Alert troops of BSF once again were able to capture a drone and foil a smuggling attempt. The drone was shot down by women personnel," a spokesperson for the force said.
Earlier, the Border Security Force (BSF) shot down a drone entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the Ferozepur district in Punjab. The development was confirmed by the forces.
BSF's 136 Battalion deployed at the border heard the buzzing sound of a suspected flying object or drone entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the area near Gandu Kilcha village in Ferozepur at around 11.25 pm on Tuesday, the force said in a statement.
"BSF troops fired at the drone in an attempt to thwart the incursion," said the BSF, one of the Central Armed Police Forces mandated to guard the 3,323 km India-Pakistan border.
"During a search after first light in the concerned area, BSF troops along with Punjab Police recovered a Hexa-Copter or drone that had been brought down due to firing by BSF troops."