BSF troops fired on an unidentified flying object with a blinking light at 2135 hours in Kanachak area of Jammu as it tried to cross the International Border.
A blinking red light was observed by the troops coming from the Pakistan side in Kanachak area at 9.40 pm on Friday.
The incident occurred in Arnia sector around 9.30 pm on Sunday when alert BSF troops observed suspicious movement close to the IB, the spokesman said.
Saber Nawaz, a resident of Malik Chak, crossed into Akhnoor sector in the outskirts of Jammu on Saturday and was noticed by the alert Indian army guarding the border, the officials said.
The Border Security Force fired several rounds after picking up the movement of a Pakistani drone along the International Border.
The exchange of sweets was also done all along the border posts in Samba, Kathua, RS Pura and Akhnoor under the Jammu frontier of the force.
Since last year BSF has shot down several drones that originated in Pakistan and were carrying arms and ammunition.
The officials said BSF troops fired around 18 rounds within a span of 10 minutes after picking up the movement of the drone.
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The flying object, possibly a drone, was trying to intrude into the Indian territory from across the border but was forced to retreat.
The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel noticed some suspicious movement on the intervening night of February 2 and 3 and raised an alert.
IG (Gujarat Frontier) GS Malik said that from June 2020 till date, the BSF and other agencies have recovered 1,428 suspected packets of charas from Jakhau port area.
The BSF established contact with Pakistani counterparts and informed them about the accidental crossing of their national into this side.
The Chinese-made drone was downed on Friday around 11:10 PM near the Wan border post in the Ferozepur sector.
A jawan of the border force was also injured and has been evacuated to a nearby hospital.
The posts and roads cleared will strengthen vigil in the area of recent flashpoints between Indian and Chinese forces.
Earlier, the BSF's jurisdiction was a 15 km belt along the border, wherein the central paramilitary forces had the power of arrest, search and seizure on par with their counterparts in the police.
BSF DIG S P S Sandhu further said the seizure by BSF troops included four pistols, eight pistol magazines and 232 rounds of ammunition.
The recovery made from the dropped packet included an AK assault rifle, three magazines, 30 rounds and a telescope, the officials said.
BSF troops, guarding the IB in Hiranagar sector, observed a man intruding into Indian territory around 0700 hours and challenged him, an official said.