New Delhi: The Border Security Force has once again shot down another China-made drone near the International Border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur on Saturday. The drone that was entering India, was intercepted near Rossey village in the district, It was shot down by the security forces in the early hours of the day.
Sharing details, the BSF said that once intercepted the drone lost its control and fell on a farming field. The area where the drone fell was immediately cordoned off, news agency ANI reported. It was recovered in a partially broken condition. The drone that was recovered by security forces is a Quadcopter (Model – DJI Mavic 3 Classic). The drone was made in China.
BSF personnel responded on time
The forces further said that keen observation and quick response with the excellent shooting skills of the BSF personnel helped in denting another malicious plan of adversaries, who were trying to create mayhem in the international border by sending drones.
Earlier, due to increasing infiltration from Pakistan, the Indian Army had announced its plan to tighten its surveillance in Punjab with the help of the latest technologies like drones. As per reports, the army is looking to deploy its latest aerial surveillance system, known as Drishti-10. The move came after the Indian Navy included the Drishti-10 Starliner drone in its weaponry recently.
Know about Drishti-10
Drishti-10 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) drone, which has been designed and developed by Adani Defence and Aerospace in collaboration with Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems. It is a variant of Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 Starliner drones. The Drishti-10 offers versatility and several advanced features.
Notably, the Drishti 10 Starliner drone is mostly an indigenously developed UAV. It showcases remarkable achievements in India’s defense manufacturing capabilities.