ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military says it shot down an Indian “spy drone” after it entered Pakistani airspace in the village of Chirikot along the Line of Control in Kashmir.
Islamabad military issued a statement yesterday declaring that the craft had been shot down after violating Pakistan airspace.
It said: “Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spy drone while it violated LoC in Chirikot Sector.
“The drone has been taken over by Pakistan Army troops.
“This is 4th drone which has been shot down by Pakistan Army troops in last one year.”
The army said it was the fourth Indian drone it shot down in the past year.
India had no immediate comment.
The incident will surely cause tensions to spike between the two nations that have consistently traded attacks across the contested border.
Both nations have a history of fighting over Kashmir with the Indo-Pakistani wars of 1947, 1965 and 1999 revolving around competing claims for the region.