Pak claims ‘spy drone footage’ shows it was used by India for ‘reconnaissance’

Karachi: Pakistani army has reportedly released footage from a small ‘spy drone’ that it had shot over the Line of Control (LoC) earlier this month, claiming that they have retrieved ‘irrefutable evidence’ that the quadcopter was used by the Indian army for reconnaissance inside Pakistan.

A statement and a video released by the Islamic republic’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) alleged that Indian forces had acquired the drone through a contractor before deploying it at a post close to the LoC, reported The Express Tribune.

It also said that the images retrieved from the drone showed that after the purchase, it was taken inside M/S ASCOM office, an Indian communications and electronics firm.

The ISPR said that one of the images, taken just before a test flight, showed the Indian military headquarters as the drone flew over the post and surveyed the Indian side of the LoC, with Indian flags clearly visible.

It added that the spy drone then crossed over LoC and pictured a Pakistani post.

The army accused India of exhibiting ‘aggressive posturing’ through enhanced troop movements, extensive reconnaissance, targeting of civilians and increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones, which violate Pakistan’s airspace.

The statement also said that India had violated the Working Boundary 35 times in the past seven weeks. (ANI)