pak: Not just Pak spies, Indian smugglers also use drones near the border, says Bsf | Chandigarh News

Amritsar: Escalating incidents of drone intrusion into Punjab from Pakistan have rung alarming bells in the security establishment, prompting the Border Security Force (BSF) to approach the government for the immediate installation anti-drone technology to thwart the growing threat. A drone was spotted four times at the Indo-Pakistan international border in the Gurdaspur area on Friday night.
According to senior sources, the trials of the anti-drone technology by three different companies have now been completed and the BSF has now approached the government for its installation on the Indo-Pakistan border in Punjab to prevent drug smuggling, weapons and ammunition. on the other side of the border.
On the other hand, BSF and Punjab Police have also exposed a gang of Indian smugglers using drones to smuggle across the border. “They would send drones from India to Pakistan where their counterparts would load it with drugs and the Indian smugglers would bring them back,” the sources said.
In the recent past, Tarn Taran Police had also arrested two people namely Sujan Singh and Husanpreet Singh for using drones to smuggle drugs across the border. The police had also recovered drone accessories in their possession.
In a separate incident, Amritsar Police Commissioner Arunpal Singh said the force arrested Jagjit Singh aka Jaggi, whose interrogation led them to recover a drone, gun and ammunition. Sources said Jaggi was allegedly involved in smuggling arms and ammunition from Pakistan via the drones.
Meanwhile, BSF sources said on Friday night that BSF troops spotted drone movements four times near the Adhian border outpost in Gurdaspur district. “We fired over 150 shells but the drone was flying at high altitude so it couldn’t be shot at, but the search is continuing,” sources said. Sources have not ruled out the possibility that the Pakistani ISI is developing new launch pads in villages on their side of the international border for intrusion, drones and terrorists, in India, such as the infamous village of Pak Masrur Bara Bhai located in Pakistan opposite the Gurdaspur-Jammu border. , which previously served as a launching pad for infiltrating terrorists in India.
Similarly, sources said that a drone was spotted near the Attari international border in Amritsar area, which was recorded by a young boy on his mobile phone.
When contacted, Inspector General of BSF (Punjab Frontier) Asif Jalal denied that drone incidents were on the increase. However, he said, the BSF not only shoots them, but also hunts down those involved in drone smuggling. He said that in the current year, there have been more than 30 incidents of drone intrusion on the Pakistani side and the recovery of around 100 kilograms of narcotics.

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