Indian Army shoots at another Pakistani drone in Rajasthan

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2019, 03.35 PM(IST)

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This is the third Pakistani drone India says has entered the country's airspace since the February 26 air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Pakistan's Balakot. 

The Indian Army on Saturday shot at another Pakistani drone that had entered Indian airspace along the international border in Rajasthan. The drone was shot at in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar sector.

This is the third Pakistani drone India says has entered the country's airspace since India's air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Pakistan's Balakot.

The first drone was shot down on the morning of February 26 after it entered Indian airspace in the Kutch district of Gujarat. 

The second was shot down on March 4 by an Indian Air Force Sukhoi 30MKI.

India hit the JeM training camp on February 26. The strike was in retaliation for the suicide attack on a Central Reserve Police Force security convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama which killed at least 40 CRPF personnel. The attack was claimed by the JeM. 

A day later, on February 27, Pakistan dropped bombs on the Indian side of the Line of Control. India said the bombs were aimed at military installations but that they missed their targets. 

(With inputs from ANI)