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IAF's Sukhoi jet shoots down Pak military drone near Indo-Pak border

It was the second unsuccessful attempt by Pakistan to send a spy drone inside India in the last six days

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sukhoi Su-30 military jet
Visitors look at a model of the Sukhoi Su-30 military jet at Defexpo 2018 in Chennai | Photo: PTI

A fighter jet of the on Monday shot down a Pakistani drone in sector of the Indo-Pak border using an air-to-air missile, government sources said.

The Pakistani drone was shot down by a Sukhoi-30 aircraft at around 11:30 AM, minutes after a ground-based radar station detected the flying machine, they said.

It was the second unsuccessful attempt by to send a drone inside in the last six days.

The radar station in the area detected the enemy drone following which one of the fighter jets deployed in the area shot it down, they said.

The downing of the jet came in the midst of heightened tension between and after IAF struck a terrorist training camp in Pakistan's Balakot and subsequent retaliation by

A Pakistani drone was shot down by on February 27 along Indo-Pak border in Kutch in

First Published: Mon, March 04 2019. 20:45 IST