Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday recovered an AK-47 rifle, a pistol, and some ammunition dropped by Pakistan-operated drone from the border of the Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
The drone is suspected to have flown back into Pakistan after dropping the consignment, officials said. IG, BSF Jammu, N S Jamwal termed the recovery to be a “big achievement” and also congratulated the troops. He said that the force is always alert and vigilant on the International Border (IB) to thwart away the nefarious designs of Pakistan.
“BSF troops carried out a search operation in the Samba sector. At about 1215 hours, the troops recovered an item wrapped in a yellow-coloured polythene bag in a field,” a BSF spokesperson said.
The packet was opened with precautionary measures and one AK-47, a pistol, a magazine, 15 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, one wooden frame, used to attach the payload with the drone, and wrapping material was recovered, the spokesperson said.
He also said that the recovery was made at a distance of 250 meters from IB inside Indian territory. The efforts of alert BSF troops deployed in a multi-tiered grid have once again resulted in neutralizing the designs of Pakistan, he added.