BSF opens fire on 'drone-like objects' near the India-Pak border in Ferozepur

FEROZEPUR: Some drone-like objects were seen along the Indo-Pak border, which caused BSF personnel to open fire on them, authorities said here Tuesday.

The objects were sighted in the village of Tendiwala near the border post of Shameke twice around 8.48 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday night, BSF officials said.

The BSF personnel of the 136th Battalion fired to take them down, they said. However, the objects could not be retrieved in a joint search operation of BSF and.

The Deputy Inspector General of the BSF, Sandeep Chanan, said that although some objects were visible in the sky, it was not possible to determine whether they were drones or anything else.

SP Sidhu said police had received information about some drones, after which they were put into action.

Police asked the villagers to report if they found anything suspicious, he added.

On January 10, an army naik and two others were arrested by Punjab police for allegedly smuggling drugs and weapons from across the border using drones equipped with GPS in collusion with their Pakistani accomplices.

On October 7, BSF troops had seen at least five drones departures from Pakistan along the Hussaniwala border in this sector. One of them had ventured almost a kilometer into Indian airspace.