Indian army chief admits spying near LoC

New Delhi: Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Bapin Rawat Thursday blatantly admitted to spying over the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference, Rawat accepted the fact that India does send quad-copters over the LoC with a purpose of spying. “Our two quad-copters were shot down by Pakistan,” he asserted.

The top military head also affirmed that India is involved in ceasefire violation on the LoC, despite being aware that the civilian population lives in proximity on the Pakistan’s side of the LoC.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan army troops have lately shot down two Indian spy quadcopter along the LoC earlier in January, Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

“Not even a quadcopter will be allowed to cross LOC, In Shaa Allah,” Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor had said following the incident.

Last year in October, an Indian quadcopter “spying across LOC in Rakhchikri sector” was also shot down by Pakistan army shooters.

In November 2016, a similar UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that intruded into Pakistan was shot down in Rakhchikri sector.