On March 4, a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force shot down a Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in India’s airspace, near the contested region Jammu and Kashmir, according to Indian sources.
Reports suggest that the downed UAV crashed on the Pakistani side of the contact line, near the area of Toba. Indian sources suggest that the UAV was intercepted in the same area where an aerial confrontation took place between Indian and Pakistani forces on February 27.
BREAKING: Top sources say unidentified Pak aircraft (likely drone) violated airspace around 11.30am at int’l border in Rajasthan. IAF jet scrambled, engaged with air-to-air missile, debris fell near Pak sand dune feature called MW Toba (not Fort Abbas). *OFFICIAL WORD awaited*
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) March 4, 2019
These reports have not been officially confirmed so far. However, if the incident really took place, it may lead to another round of escalation between the sides.
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