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Pakistan shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC: Pakistan army

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The Pakistan army said on Wednesday that it had “shot down” an Indian quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

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An army statement said the Indian quadcopter committed airspace violation in Rakhchikri sector along the LoC which divides the two countries in Kashmir.

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“Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Rakhchikri Sector along LoC. The quadcopter had intruded 650 meters on Pakistan’s side of the LoC,” the army’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations, said in a brief statement.

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It is the second time the Pakistan army has claimed to shoot down an Indian quadcopter in less than two months.

The Pakistan army said on April 9 that it had “shot down” an Indian quadcopter along the LoC after it committed airspace violation.

Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region in 2003. However, both sides routinely exchange fire and accuse each other of ceasefire violations.

Tension has been heightened after India lifted the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August, 2019. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response.

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