ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Pakistan Army has shot down Indian spy drone near Bhimber, Azad Kashmir, ISPR confirmed on Wednesday.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the drone had violated Pakistani airspace after which it was targeted by Pakistani forces and brought down for “violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity”.

The military maintains that the ‘spy drone’ is used for aerial photography.

Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling across the Working Boundary in Sialkot’s Bajwat sector, according to a Punjab Rangers spokesperson.

The Himalayan territory of Kashmir, which is the main contention, between the two countries, is divided between India and Pakistan by the UN-monitored de facto border of LoC. The territory is claimed in full by both the countries.