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Indian Army Engages Pakistani Drone Near Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir

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Amid heightened tensions, Indian Army troops engaged in a brief skirmish with a Pakistani drone near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. According to officials, the incident occurred late Sunday night when the drone intruded into Indian airspace before swiftly retreating to the Pakistan side.

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The drone’s incursion was promptly detected in the Nar Mankote area of Mendhar. Indian troops stationed along the LoC responded by firing several shots in an attempt to deter the intruding drone. Despite the exchange, the unmanned aerial vehicle managed to evade Indian defenses and retreated across the border.

Authorities have launched a search operation in the area following the drone’s retreat, aiming to secure the region and prevent further intrusions. This incident underscores the ongoing challenges faced by security forces in the region, as cross-border violations continue to pose threats to stability and security.

The engagement with the Pakistani drone comes amidst efforts by Jammu and Kashmir police to combat illicit activities facilitated by such aerial incursions. Recently, the police announced a cash reward of ₹ 3 lakh for individuals providing information leading to the interception of drones used for smuggling narcotics, arms, or explosives across the border.

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As tensions persist along the LoC, incidents like these highlight the importance of robust surveillance and swift response mechanisms to safeguard territorial integrity and maintain peace in the region.

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