Pak summons Indian envoy over the alleged Indian ‘spy drone’

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Representational Photo: Indian Army denies reports of Pakistan shooting down its ‘spy drone’

Pakistan’s military claims that it has shot down an Indian spy drone in the disrupted region of Kashmir. The army alleged that it was being used for aerial photography near the Line of Control. Following the incident, Pakistan has summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad.

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.

“An Indian spy drone was shot down by Pakistani troops which intruded into Pakistan along [the de facto border that divides the region] near Bhimber today. The spy drone is used for aerial photography,” a statement from the Pakistani military ,said.

The army claim that the drone was “brought down for violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity”. The incident comes days after a meeting between Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, in Ufa, last week.

However, an Indian spokesperson denied the report. “Some reports of a drone crash in PoK [Pakistan-controlled Kashmir] are being referred to. No drone or UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] crash of the Indian Army has taken place,” the spokesperson told a news agency.

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