The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday intercepted a fifth Pakistani drone in the last four days in Punjab. The drone was intercepted in the Amritsar sector of the International Border (IB).
The BSF said that the drone was carrying a payload of suspected narcotics. The drone was downed by the BSF troops and the suspected narcotics were recovered.
This is the fifth time in the last four days that the BSF has intercepted a Pakistani drone in Punjab. The BSF has also shot down two drones and intercepted a third.
The BSF has been on high alert along the IB in Punjab following the recent increase in drone activity. The BSF has also intensified patrolling along the IB. A drone that “violated Indian airspace on Saturday night (May 20) was intercepted by firing in the jurisdiction of the Amritsar sector” and the force recovered 3.3 kilogrammes of suspected narcotics that was slung under it.
The use of drones to smuggle drugs and weapons into India is a growing threat. The BSF is working to counter this threat by strengthening its surveillance and patrolling along the IB.
The BSF has also appealed to the people living along the IB to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.
The interception of the fifth Pakistani drone in the last four days is a serious matter. It is a clear indication that Pakistan is trying to smuggle drugs and weapons into India using drones.