Pakistan shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC -Pakistan army

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The Pakistan Army said on Sunday evening that it had shot down an Indian spying quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

Pakistan army troops shot down the Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Hot Spring sector along the LoC, Maj.-Gen. Babar Iftikhar, Director-General of army’s media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations, said on Twitter.

“The quadcopter had intruded 850 meters on Pakistan’s side of the LoC.

“This is ninth Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistan Army troops this year,’’ Iftikhar said.

Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region in 2003.

However, both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations.

Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August 2019.

Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response.

Pakistan and India have been involved in a diplomatic row in recent days over what both sides claimed harassment of staff members of high commissions in New Delhi and Islamabad.

SOURCE: Xinhua

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