/ Pakistani drone sighted in Punjab's Tarn Taran district, internet services suspended

Zee News : Apr 04, 2019, 10:07 AM

A Pakistani drone was sighted in Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran district in Punjab, causing alarm in the area. The drone was spotted at the BOP of Ratoke village in the district, following which, in retaliation, the soldiers shot at the drone. There are no reports yet if the drone has been shot down by the soldiers. The administration, to keep the situation under control, the internet services have been suspended.

A Pakistani drone was sighted in Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran district in Punjab, causing alarm in the area.

The drone was spotted at the BOP of Ratoke village in the district, following which, in retaliation, the soldiers shot at the drone.

The administration, to keep the situation under control, the internet services have been suspended and a blackout too ensued in the village.

However, there are no reports yet if the drone has been shot down by the soldiers.

Earlier, late on Sunday night, the Indian Air Force (IAF) scrambled Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 fighter jets to chase away four Pakistani F-16s flying close to Punjab border. The Pakistani warplanes were accompanied with a surveillance drone, possibly trying to detect the deployment of Indian troops in border areas.

On Wednesday, a high-level aerial activity was witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir. Eyewitnesses reported seeing several IAF jets flying over Mendhar in Poonch district along the Line of Control (LoC) and Rajouri district.

Earlier, news agency ANI had reported that the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Army will be destroying several unexploded bombs fired by the Pakistan Air Force in Mendhar. These bombs were fired by Pakistan on February 27 in retaliation following the IAF airstrikes a day before. However, the bombs remained unexploded after being released from the Mirage-III combat planes.