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Pakistan shoots down Indian quadcopter violating airspace

ISLAMABAD, April 9 (KUNA) — Pakistan on Thursday shot down an Indian quadcopter for violating its airspace along the Line of Control (LoC), the military said.

According to Pakistan military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan military shot down an Indian quadcopter for violating airspace in Sankh Sector along the LoC.

It further said that the Indian quadcopter intruded 600 meters inside Pakistan’s territory for conducting surveillance.
“This blatant and provocative act was aggressively responded to by Pakistan Army troops by shooting down the Indian Quadcopter,’ said ISPR.
It said that such unwarranted acts by Indian Army are clear violation of established norms, existing air agreement between the two countries and reflect Indian Army’s consistent disregard to ceasefire understanding of 2003.

Earlier last year, Pakistan military shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in the Rakhchikri sector along the LoC. Pakistan and India exchange cross border firing regularly along the LoC due to disputed Kashmir region lying between the two countries. Tensions were spiked up between the two nuclear-armed neighbors after New Delhi ended the special status for Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir with a presidential order last year.

Pakistan after degrading diplomatic ties with New Delhi over the issue has asked United Nations Security Council to fulfill its responsibilities for the maintenance of international and regional peace and security in accordance with the UN Charter and the relevant resolutions of the UNSC.
However, India has insisted that Kashmir is its internal matter and there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it.

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