Pakistan shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC: Pakistan army

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-09 22:51:38|Editor: huaxia

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistan army said Wednesday evening that it had shot down an Indian spying quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

The quadcopter had intruded 500 meters on Pakistan's side of the LoC in Chakothi sector, the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations said, adding that this is the 11th Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistan army troops this year.

Earlier, the Pakistan army said on July 26 that it had shot down an Indian spying quadcopter along the LoC after it committed an airspace violation.

Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region. However, both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations.

Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August 2019. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response. Enditem