Rawalpindi (Staff Report): An Indian quadcopter spying across the Line of Control (LoC) was shot down by Pakistan Army on Friday, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.
The wreckage of the drone is under the custody of the Army, likely for analysis.
The shoot-down of the Indian drone comes on the same day as the Foreign Office's opposition to the sale of US drone missile systems to India on the grounds that the move will disturb the balance of power in the region.
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in his weekly press briefing, “International powers must show responsibility before signing such agreements.”
The then DG ISPR Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa had said the quadcopter had intruded 60 metres inside Pakistani territory.
The Army has taken the wreckage of the drone into custody.
Tensions along the LoC have significantly increased after the right-wing government of Narendra Modi came to power in India.