Indian army chief accepts ‘spying’ with quadcopters over LoC


NEW DELHI: Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat blatantly acknowledged to spying over the Line of Control (LoC) with quadcopters.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Rawat accepted the fact that India does send quadcopters over the LoC with the purpose of spying. “Our two quadcopters were shot down by Pakistan,” he asserted.

The top military head also affirmed that India is involved in ceasefire violation on the LoC, despite being aware that the civilian population lives in proximity on Pakistan’s side of the LoC.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Army troops have lately shot down two Indian spy quadcopter along the LoC earlier in January, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

“Not even a quadcopter will be allowed to cross LOC, In Shaa Allah,” ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor had said following the incident.

Last year in October, an Indian quadcopter “spying across LOC in Rakhchikri sector” was also shot down by Pakistan army shooters.

In November 2016, a similar UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that intruded into Pakistan was shot down in Rakhchikri sector.