Indian Army Denies Pakistan's Claims of Shooting Down Its 'Spy Drone'

15/07/2015 8:17 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan army today claimed to have shot down an Indian "spy" drone which it alleged was being used for aerial photography near the Line of Control.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a brief statement, said the Indian drone was brought down near the Line of Control in Bhimber area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

The army claimed that the drone was being used for aerial photography and was "brought down for violation of Pakistan's territorial integrity".

However, the Indian military denied Pakistan's claims.

A spokesperson of the Indian Army told Times Of India, "Some reports of a drone crash in PoK are being referred to. No drone or UAV crash of the Indian Army has taken place."

A photo supplied by the Pakistani military appeared to show a Chinese-made DJI Phantom 3, said Huw Williams, the Unmanned Systems Editor at IHS Jane's International Defence Review.

The shooting down of the drone occurred nearly a week after the ice-breaking meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia.

(With inputs from PTI)

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