Punjab: BSF spots Pakistani drone, foils terror bid in Gurdaspur

Border Security Force officials have averted a terror threat by Pakistan in the Gurdaspur region of Punjab. The incident occurred in the late night hours on Sunday, January 8.

Border Security Force officials have averted a terror threat by Pakistan in the Gurdaspur region of Punjab. The incident occurred in the late night hours on Sunday, January 8. As per the reports, the security officials spotted a Pakistan drone in Gurdaspur. The soldiers of the Border Security Force fired seventy-four rounds of ammunition to stop the attack.

The jawans of BSF spotted the drones twice on their post near the Gurdaspur village. Following this, they fired several rounds of ammunition to foil the “bid of terrorism” by the Pakistani elements. A thick sheet of fog and darkness aided the incident.

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After the Border Security Force (BSF) Batallion fired multiple rounds of ammunition, the drone retreated to the Pakistani Territory.

The reporter compares similar attacks from Pakistan and states that there seems to be little to no change in the strategy of the neighbouring country. Talking about the past incidents, the reporter also recounts that in 2022, there were also similar incidents.

According to the reporter, security forces officials spotted at least 250 drones last year. They were able to neutralize at least 17 of those drones. It is worth a mention that Pakistan shares 550 km of border with Punjab. Security officials had already announced an alert on the border areas; however, terror attempts are steadily increasing.

Presumably, the reason for this sudden increase in the intensity of the terror attempts is due to the initiative of anti-drones taken up by the government. Pakistan is making increased efforts to transport arms, weapons and drugs. These attempts increase in intensity for the winter months in North India.

This is due to decreased visibility due to a combination of darkness and fog in the region. These actions of the Pakistani elements are to create and introduce instability to Punjab. Reportedly, the government is introducing a second line of defence for such incidents. They arrest the perpetrators found connecting or helping Pakistan transport weapons and drugs.

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