Indian Air Force Shoots Down Intruding Pakistani Drone In Rajasthan Using Air To Air Missile: Reports

Indian Air Force Shoots Down Intruding Pakistani Drone In Rajasthan Using Air To Air Missile: ReportsSukhoi Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force (Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday (4 March) shot down a Pakistani drone which had violated Indian air space, ANI has reported.

As per the report, the Indian air defence radars detected the presence of the Pakistani drone in Bikaner’s Nal sector area near the India-Pakistan border.

Soon after the detection the IAF scrambled a Sukhoi SU-30MKI, which then shot down the target using an air to air missile. This encounter is reported to have taken place at about 11.30 AM.

As per journalist Shiv Aroor, the drone’s debris fell in Pakistan’s desert area known as MW Toba.

Incidentally, on 26 February after the IAF air strikes in Balakot, a Pakistani drone was shot down in Gujarat’s Kutch region after it intruded into the Indian territory.