On Saturday, Border Security Force (BSF) thwarted an intrusion attempt by Pakistan on the Srikaranpur border region in Rajasthan.
As per the BSF, the gatecrasher, distinguished as Safdar Hussain, 39, hailing from Pakistan’s Bahawalnagar district was shot below the waist after he defied alert by the guard. The intruder was later handed over to the Pakistan Rangers after questioning.
“Alert #BSF troops foiled Pak intruder’s attempt in #Srikaranpur border area on 26 Nov afternoon. Safdar Hussain (39), R/o Izafi Basti Chak 46 Fateh, Dist Bahawalnagar was shot below the waist, on defying caution by Sentry; given first aid, after questioning handed over to Pak Rangers,” BSF tweeted on Saturday.
Earlier on Saturday, after hearing the sound of a suspected flying object coming from the Pakistan side around 9.05 pm on Friday, security personnel deployed at Daoke Border Outpost (BoP) in the Amritsar sector on India-Pakistan international border fired six rounds from their INSAS rifles and downed a drone.
Later, it was found to be a China-made Quadcopter DJI Matrice 300RTK brand drone, lying in the field near the border. A few cameras were also found fitted in the drone.
“The drone will be sent to the BSF Francis unit after investigation,” said Jasbir Singh, Commandant, BSF.
In the last two months, Border Security Force (BSF) has shot down three drones in the Amritsar area. Till July this year, a total of 107 drones flying from across the border were spotted inside Indian territory as compared to 97 drones spotted last year, according to the BSF. Sixty-four such cases were reported in Punjab last year, 31 in Jammu, and two were seen crossing the Line of Control in Jammu. A total of 107 such incidents till July this year including 14 in Jammu and 93 in the Punjab sector.
In 2021, BSF shot down one drone in the Ferozpur sector while this year, seven drones were shot down and a colossal quantity of narcotics was recovered. The total length of Punjab’s border with Pakistan is 553 km and the 198 km stretch of the India-Pakistan border in the Jammu region is guarded by the BSF.