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Drone movement noticed over IB in Jammu: BSF

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Jammu: A drone was spotted flying over the International Border (IB) in R S Pura sector, BSF officials said on Thursday.

BSF troops guarding the IB at a border outpost fired on the drone Wednesday night, forcing it to return back, the officials said.

There have been instances of Pakistan, its army and intelligence agencies using drones along the IB and LoC to ferry weapons, ammunition, explosive material and narcotics into Jammu and Kashmir in the past six months, officials said.

On November 29, security forces deployed on the IB with Pakistan spotted a drone in Arnia sector of Jammu district.

On November 21, drone movement was noticed in Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC), according to sources.

Two drones were spotted and crossed the IB in Samba sector on November 20.

On June 20, “a Pakistani drone loaded with a sophisticated rifle and seven grenades was shot down by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir,” officials said.

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