On October 16, vigilant Border Security Force (BSF) personnel shot down a second drone that had entered Indian territory from the Pakistani side. In the vicinity of Border Out Post (BOP) Rania in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, alert BSF men of the 22 Battalion shot down an Octa-copter (8 propellers) at around 9:15 p.m., preventing a drone intrusion attempt. The drone weighs something around 12 kg. BSF soldiers’ gunfire caused damage to two propellers. Additionally, the consignment was found.
It had also crossed the international border from Pakistan. In the last nine months, there have been 191 confirmed sightings of drones. The study states that 171 of them were in the Punjab area, with 20 of them allegedly in the Jammu sector. The country’s internal security is seriously jeopardized by such illicit incursion.
These UAVs have all managed to escape and return to the Pakistani side in significant numbers. Seven of them have been shot down by Indian forces, and those seven incidences have all occurred in Punjab’s northern regions of Amritsar, Ferozpur, and Abohar.