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POONCH — Indian Army personnel engaged a Pakistani drone near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Wednesday, firing multiple shots to thwart its incursion, according to official sources.

Official sources quoted by a local news agency disclosed that the movement of an unidentified drone originating from across the border was detected near the Topi Post and Parvinder Post along the Line of Control in the Mendhar sector. Responding swiftly, troops stationed along the LoC discharged several rounds, compelling the drone to retreat to Pakistani territory.

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The ongoing operation involves a search effort in the affected area to ensure security and ascertain any potential threats.

It is notable that the Jammu and Kashmir Police recently announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for individuals providing information leading to the interception of drones deployed from across the border for illicit purposes, including the transportation of narcotics, arms, or explosives.

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