Punjab Police Steps Up Vigil After Finding Two Pakistani Drones; Suspects Weapon Smuggling Drone - Representative Image 

Punjab Police has launched elaborate investigations to account for the weapons consignments apparently smuggled into India from across the border by the two drones recovered near the India-Pakistan border.

Police teams are also on the job to ascertain the links of the terror groups involved in sending these drones from Pakistan, said a police spokesperson late on Friday (27 September) night, clarifying that so far only two such drones have been recovered - one last month and the second in a burnt condition three days ago in Jhabal town in Taran Taran district.

Investigations so far suggest that several Pak-based terrorist groups were engaged in smuggling weapons into India since August, post the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, and both the recovered drones were apparently sent by terror groups linked with the ISI, and the state-sponsored jihadi and pro-Khalistan terrorist outfits.

The police spokesperson said they had stepped up the vigil at the border after the recovery of a crashed 'Hexacopter Drone' on 13 August from Mohawa village in Amritsar district. On examination, it was found that the model of the recovered drone had been designed and manufactured by T Motors, a Chinese company.

Enquires revealed that the drone has a payload capacity of 21 kgs and it could have been assembled from parts, which are available commercially-off-the-shelf.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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