The Daily’s English language website carried a report saying that a drone which was recently shot down by Pakistani military actually belonged to China.
Though Islamabad cited the drone to accuse India of violating its airspace, a report in the Chinese daily corroborated New Delhi’s claim that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was made in China.
Meanwhile, hostilities at the Pakistan border escalated with fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Rajouri and Poonch sectors in Jammu and Kashmir on Eid leaving five civilians, including three women injured. Pakistan claimed that it shot down an “Indian spy drone”. The drone sells for $1,200.
The DJI is a Chinese technology company founded in 2006 by Frank Wang and headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Top intelligence sources said that one terror group in particular, the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, floated by Hafiz Saeed, is said to be using these “Chinese made drones” regularly as close to 200 of their operatives are waiting close to the Line of Control to infiltrate into India.
Pakistan Army had claimed that it shot down the drone in the Bhimber area of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“We have seen the pictures. It is not of Indian design, not of any unmanned aerial vehicle category held in Indian inventory”, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar had said. It looks like a Chinese drone, available off the shelf.