Pakistan says it shot down Indian drone, Army and IAF say not ours

The Pakistan army claimed that the drone was being used for aerial photography and was "brought down for violation of Pakistan's territorial integrity".

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: July 16, 2015 4:26 am
india spy drone, india drone pakistan, pakistan drone, indian drone shot, india pakistan drone, india news, pakistan news, FILE – The Indian Army as well as the Indian Air Force, however, have denied that any of their drone has been shot down or crashed. (Representational image; source: AP)

The Pakistan army said Wednesday it had shot down an Indian “spy” drone which it alleged was being used for aerial photography near the Line of Control (LoC), a claim dismissed by India.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a brief statement, said the Indian drone was brought down near the LoC in Bhimber area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The army claimed that the drone was being used for aerial photography and was “brought down for violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity”.

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But the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force denied that any of their drones had crashed or had been shot down.

A spokesperson of the Indian Army said: “Some reports of a drone crash in PoK are being referred to. No drone or UAV crash of the Indian Army has taken place.”

An IAF spokesperson also denied that any of their drone had been brought down.

(ENS adds: It is learnt that Pakistan plans to summon the Indian high commissioner in Islamabad on Thursday to lodge a protest.)

The alleged shooting down of the drone came nearly a week after the ice-breaking meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia.

The incident comes in the backdrop of a ceasefire violation Wednesday by Pakistan. PTI

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    Harry Achari
    Jul 15, 2015 at 9:31 pm
    stan is like rabies dog with whom one can not talk. Target them and eliminate them although they have American, Chinese, ISIS, al Qaida and Arab support.
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      khan
      Jul 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm
      What a filthy Bollywood language you Indian use. Come out to real life it's not movie in which one Indian soldier play havoc, just ask your army can they fulfill your desire.... A big no my dear. stan is reality which you have to accept. stan is more prosperous than India ,you have 70 % area fighting for independence in stan its global war against terrorist sponsored by India ....I hope you will watch less movies in future
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        Kiran
        Jul 16, 2015 at 4:53 am
        Hahaha... Wht an achievement!!!
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          Kiran
          Jul 16, 2015 at 4:35 am
          There are about 70 crore males in india. Each male usually spends 50 rs for haircut and shaving each month. If we calculate annually it will go approximately 70*50*12= rs 42000 crores. The funny part is the annual defence budget of stan is 41500 crores. Note: indian rupee value is much stronger than stani rupee value. And these stani dumb fellows are talking of having war with india. India village cut stan so easily as a Barber cut hair of their customers. I think we indian female spending in parlour may beat stan's GDP.
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            Human
            Jul 16, 2015 at 11:01 am
            Last time I checked military budget didn't make much diff.....KSA spends $80bn on military compared to India's $45bn
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              Human
              Jul 16, 2015 at 11:05 am
              North Korea??what hav u been smoking?? India is the second largest trade partner of North Korea after China....
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                Nuh
                Jul 16, 2015 at 9:26 am
                Even our drone was easily shot down.They really behave like drones not like working bees.They must be a result of Parrikar's direct purchase.
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                  Raje
                  Jul 16, 2015 at 12:13 am
                  Good quality POT your army and army controlled media make you smoke. Keep thinking that as if you all are born angels.
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