Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC: ISPR
RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Thursday has shot down an Indian ‘spy drone’ along the Line of Control (LoC) for violating airspace, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed.
According to details, the Indian quad-copter came 600 metres inside Pakistan’s territory, Sankh sector for surveillance and was met with a swift retort resulting in the shooting down of the machine.
The Inter-Services Public Relations, office of the Armed Forces said about the development that such provocative acts will not be tolerated from the Indian side.
“Such kinds of moves from Indian authorities are open violation of established norms and existing air agreements,” the military wing stated.
“Such unwarranted acts by Indian Army are clear violation of established norms, existing Air Agreement between the two countries and reflect Indian Army’s consistent disregard to Ceasefire Understanding of 2003,” said the official ISPR statement on the matter.
Meanwhile, Spokesperson for the Foreign Office, Aisha Farooqui on Thursday said that Pakistan is cognizant of nefarious Indian designs.
The spokesperson said that in the time of global turmoil due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Indian unilateral actions against regional peace and stability are intolerable. Farooqui said that India is consistently violating international laws and treaties.
Focusing her attention towards Pakistan’s fight against the menace of COVID-19, Farooqui said that Pakistanis stranded in various parts of the world have been brought back through special flights and the flights will continue till each and every Pakistani is safely back home.
Earlier in the day, An Indian drone was shot down by the Pakistan Armed Forces along the Line of Control (LOC), Sankh sector for airspace and border violation, ISPR reported.
The Indian quad-copter came 600 metres inside Pakistan’s territory for surveillance and was met with a swift retort resulting in the shooting down of the machine.
On the other hand, the United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its call for a ceasefire in world’s conflict zones including at the Line of Control in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region.
Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman to UN Secretary General, during his regular press briefing in New York said that the recent appeal of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is for a ceasefire in world’s conflict zones.
He said there is no region in the world, in which the Secretary-General’s call for global ceasefire does not apply.