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BSF women personnel shoot down Pakistani drone in Amritsar

The troops fire at the drone at 11.05pm on Monday after they notice it entering the Indian territory near Chaharpur village, around 40km north of Amritsar city

BSF women personnel shoot down Pakistani drone in Amritsar

A video grab of the drone.



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Amritsar, November 29

A women squad of the Border Security Force has foiled a cross-border drug-smuggling attempt in Amritsar district by shooting down a drone, which was flying from Pakistan into India with 3.1kg of narcotics, officials said on Tuesday.

The troops fired at the drone at 11.05pm on Monday after they noticed it entering the Indian territory near Chaharpur village, around 40km north of Amritsar city, they said.

During the search operation, the BSF recovered a partially-damaged hexacopter, an unmanned aerial vehicle with six rotors.

The drone, weighing 18kg, was carrying 3.11kg of narcotics, which were wrapped in a white polythene that was attached underneath it, the BSF said.

"Alert troops of the BSF once again were able to capture a drone and foil a smuggling attempt. The drone was shot down by women personnel," a spokesperson for the force said. 


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