JAMMU: Troops of the Border Security Force recovered on Friday a cache of arms and ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district.
“On specific information regarding dropping of arms and ammunition by a drone in the Samba border area, BSF troops carried out a search operation in Samba sector on Friday morning,” the spokesperson for BSF Jammu Frontier said.
At about 11.30 am, BSF troops recovered an item wrapped in yellow polythene from a field. One AK-47 assault rifle, one pistol, one magazine, 15 rounds for a 9 mm weapon, one wooden frame (used to attach the payload to the drone) and wrapping material was recovered approximately 250 metres inside Indian territory.
“The efforts of alert BSF troops deployed in a multi-tiered grid have once again resulted in neutralising the designs of Pakistan anti-national elements acting in deep connivance with the Pakistan Rangers,” the BSF spokesperson added.
In the same area, a tunnel was detected on November 22, 2020, and a Pakistani intruder was killed on May 5, 2021. The BSF had neutralised a Pakistani hexacopter in the area on June 20, 2020 and recovered a large quantity of arms and explosives.