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BSF seizes Chinese weapons dropped by Pak drone along international border in Punjab

Security forces fired towards the direction of the suspected drone and heard the sound of something being dropped to the ground

Our Web Desk New Delhi, Gurdaspur Published 18.01.23, 09:45 AM
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The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized a cache of weapons and ammunition possibly dropped by a Pakistani drone along the international border in Punjab, officials said on Wednesday.

According to PTI, the spokesperson said BSF troops heard the humming sound of a "suspected drone coming from Pakistan" in the Uncha Takala frontier village area of Gurdaspur district on the intervening night of January 17-18.

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The BSF party fired towards the direction of the suspected drone and heard the sound of something being dropped to the ground, he said.

A search of the area, which is an agricultural field, led to the recovery of a packet containing four China-made pistols, eight magazines and 47 bullet rounds.

There have been increasing concerns regarding the rise in cross-border smuggling of arms, ammunition and drugs.

According to The Hindu, the BSF has seized at least 22 drones along the India-Pakistan border in 2022 in different incidents. A total of 316.988 kilograms of heroin, 67 weapons, and 850 rounds of live cartridges were seized in separate incidents in Punjab Frontier.

As per data accessed by ANI, a total of 492 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones were sighted along the India-Pakistan border since January 1, 2020. Out of this, 311 drones were observed in 2022, 104 in 2021 and 77 in 2020.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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