The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said its troops opened fire at a suspected Pakistani drone along the International Border here, forcing it to retreat.
A massive search is underway to ensure that no weapons or narcotics were airdropped by the drone, according to a BSF spokesperson.
"A blinking light (of a suspected drone) was observed around 12:15 am (Saturday) on the IB in the night in the general area of Ramgarh. Alert troops fired towards the blinking light due to which it (drone) was forced to return," he said.
Area being searched thoroughly
He said the area was being searched thoroughly.
According to official sources, the BSF fired over two dozen rounds in the Arnia sector to bring down the suspected drone, but it managed to return to the Pakistani side.
The BSF had cordoned off a large area and a search operation was underway when the last reports came in, they said.
This is the second incident of its kind in the last two weeks.