Jaisalmer: A suspected unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has been sighted along the Indo-Pak border in the western region during the recent days following which BSF today lodged a strong protest with Pakistani Rangers.
The BSF submitted a "protest note" to Pakistan rangers for alleged surveillance on the activities of Indian border forces and security measures by unmanned air vehicle (UAV) during night in recent days, a senior BSF official said.
After holding a flag meeting of BSF jawans and officials of Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Sriganganagar districts, the protest note was handed over to the Pakistan rangers at Silvi post, near here, the official of BSF Commandant Office said.
BSF jawans had noticed a spark of red light during night across from the border and it was most probably a Pakistani UAV snooping on border activities in the western part of India, the official said while quoting the protest note.
While during day, the UAV was observed like a smoke line in the sky within 200-300 metre over the boundary, the official said.
When contacted, the BSF DIG in Jodhpur, Ravi Gandhi said such UAV activity was observed during night on the Indo-Pak border's western area.
It was seen roaming in the sky by BSF jawans, and the protest note to this effect was submitted to Pak rangers at Silvi post today, he said.