On Sunday morning, a drone entered Indian airspace in the Amritsar Sector and was shot down by the Border Security Force.
According to a BSF officer, at about 2.11 am on February 26, BSF troops deployed at the border heard a buzzing sound coming from Pakistan and entering Indian territory near Shahjada village in Amritsar district.
According to the drill, troops fired at the drone to intercept it. The entire area was cordoned off and the police and concerned sister agencies were notified.
BSF recovered a partially damaged black-coloured DJI Matrice drone near the Dhussi bundh in the vicinity of the village during its initial search.
According to the officer, a thorough search is underway to determine whether contraband was dropped by the drone.
A number of drones have been shot down by the BSF along the International Border in the western theatre in this month, and large caches of narcotics, weapons, and ammunition have been recovered.