Pakistan could be very successfully utilizing drones for surveillance and smuggling arms, explosives and narcotics throughout the border, BSF Director Basic Rakesh Asthana stated on Wednesday.
“In 2019, there have been 167 recorded sightings of drones on the Western entrance (with Pakistan). In 2020, there have been 77 sightings of drones on this entrance,” he stated at a seminar organised by trade physique FICCI at Aero India 2021 exhibition.
There have been cases of dropping of arms, ammunition, explosives and narcotics by the drones, significantly in Punjab and Jammu sectors, he talked about.
“Pakistan could be very successfully utilizing its drone know-how for not solely smuggling actions, but additionally for surveillance functions,” Asthana stated.
“As per intelligence inputs, the Pakistan Military is in search of mini or small UAVs which may keep for a number of hours within the air to observe the borders with a preferable vary of 150 kms,” he added.
The Border Safety Power (BSF) chief additionally stated that the neighbouring nation is utilizing drones from China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy.
Along with this, Pakistan is searching for to enhance its counter drone functionality, he added.