Fact Check: Pakistan Army claims it shot down Indian Drone

Islamabad: Pakistan Army has claimed that it has shot down an Indian Quadcopter, which has come some 150 meters inside Pakistan in Rakh chikri Sector across Line of Control in Kashmir. In a statement, Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Pakistani Inter Services Public Relations made this claim.

However, many Twitter users identified that it was a Toy Quadcopter, which is of no use to Indian Armed Forces. Apparently, it is available online for sale and is mainly used by kids for recreational purposes. Such toys have a maximum range of 30 meters.

Upon a closer look, it doesn’t appear to be a case of drone being shot down. There is hardly any damage done to its body. Even though it fell from the skies above, onto ground littered with stones, it ‘miraculously’ survived intact, in one single piece! Moreover, it shed one single rotor blade each from three of the four appendages, and both from the fourth one!

This happens to be another classic case of misinformation being peddled by Pakistani Intelligence. In the first week of January this year, ISI claimed to have shot down another drone in similar fashion. Coincidentally, there was hardly any visible damage to its body.

Just for reconscience, this is how the debris of a Shot Down Drone looks like