According to the Pakistan Army's press service, Pakistan shot down a second "Indian spy quadcopter" on Wednesday, just a day after shooting down another. The drones were flying over the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (the de-facto border between the countries), it said.
"Pakistan Army troops shot down another Indian spy quadcopter. The quadcopter was destroyed in Satwal Sector," Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, the Pakistan Army's press service, tweeted.
Pakistan Army troops shot down another Indian spy quadcopter. Today in Satwal Sector on Line of Control. pic.twitter.com/jHra5YhkYH— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 2, 2019
Meanwhile, soldiers from India and Pakistan have been engaged in a heavy exchange of gunfire on the Line of Control for the last two days.
While the exchange of fire continued until the evening in Gulpur, Pakistani troops allegedly opened fire from another location against the Indian side, the third such incidence of a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in two days, Indian defence sources added.
Pakistan, on the other hand, has held that it was the Indian Army that initiated the ceasefire violations through unprovoked firing. According to media reports, Pakistan's government had summoned India's Acting Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad on December 31 and "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control."
Relations between the two South Asian neighbours have been historically tense, with both of them accusing each other of ceasefire violations on the disputed border.