Indian RPV enters Pakistani airspace: Express News

Published: August 3, 2013
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File photo of a US drone. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

File photo of a US drone. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

SIALKOT: An RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle) was seen entering Pakistani airspace and exiting through the border with India on Saturday, Express News reported.

Express News correspondent Asif Faraz said that the RPV entered Pakistani airspace near the Chaprar sector in Sialkot at around 1:55pm. It remained in Pakistani airspace for a minute and a half and was sent back when it came to the attention of the Pakistani Air Force.

The RPV was reported to be green in colour and flying at a height of 3,500 feet.

Earlier in June, two Indian fighter planes entered Pakistan’s airspace near Head Sulemanki border. The planes were reportedly five to seven miles inside Pakistan.

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  • kiran alim
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:05PM

    And much like during the OBL raid..the Pak air force was asleep and incompetent.

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  • Water Bottle
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:05PM

    India has drones?

    I had no idea.

    I think Pakistanis are confusing some Seagulls for drones. We are not that advanced.

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  • indi
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:05PM

    ahh chill pakistan……. y do u act as if u r a sovereign state….. y so much fuss about it…peace ;)

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  • Cosmo
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:09PM

    India-Pak bhai bhai !!!

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  • Aug 3, 2013 - 5:24PM

    “It remained in Pakistani airspace for a minute and a half and was sent when it came to the attention of the Pakistani Air Force.”

    The language gives the impression as if the RPV was sent (back ) by the Pakistani air force. Is it really so ? Track record of air force does not match to it. If not ET Web Desk needs to improve..

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  • Ali
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:25PM

    good news.why only usa drones?

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  • Hafiz
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:26PM

    in picture usa drone and in headilne indian rpv..lol

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  • SKAR
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:26PM

    Aman-ke-Asha

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  • Hafiz
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:27PM

    its pakistanis dream or something else?

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  • Logic europe
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:27PM

    Congradulations to Shaheens at least they spotted this drone After all as per mr pasha Air Force cannot be awake at all times

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  • Rehman
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:29PM

    soon china drone will be seen as well.

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  • Aug 3, 2013 - 5:32PM

    Shoot ’em down.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:43PM

    Why it was not shot down by Pakistan’s Airforce, when it entered into Pakistan’s Air-Space?

    It was an Indian RPV and not an US drone.

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  • B
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:43PM

    Green colour? Then it must be Pakistan’s flag flying.

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  • Shahzad
    Aug 3, 2013 - 5:52PM

    Shukar hai Express News mein tau thori si ghairat hai. The biggest media group considers it a sin to publish news about our ‘loving’ neighbours!

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  • Vishnu Dutta
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:02PM

    Green RPV? None of the Indian planes use green camouflage.

    Anyways it must be a mistake, 3500 ft is too low to fly anyways.

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  • Aleem
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:10PM

    Where is the air force we should send up the planes and shoot them down. We shall never let the Indians violate our country.

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  • Insaan
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:15PM

    @ayesha:
    Shoot ‘em down.

    But keep sending non-State actors to kill innocent people in India and Afghanistan. How many Shias killed in Pakistan this month?

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  • Ali Khan
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:17PM

    This drone should have been shot down. Pakistan Govt should ask an explanation from the Indian Govt regarding this. At one hand they talk about peace (Aman ki Asha) and on the other hand they send fighter jets and drones in our country.

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  • Umar
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:23PM

    For those of you who start criticizing Pakistan Air Force for not taking action and gunning down these constant intrusions, know this that it takes approximately five minutes for a Fighter to get airborne. Add another 2-3 minutes to get to site of intrusion, there is little question on response time of our air force. Indian forces are already aware of this, and that is why when they violate our airspace, they dare not to remain for more than this time window. So kudos to PAF for being vigilant and defending our borders from the sky.

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  • Kaleem
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:23PM

    @Indi, by this logic, India should not claim its sovereign state, they have been telling us that there is continuous infiltration for past 15 years ;)

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  • Paktiger
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:24PM

    Pakistan wud enter once not to spy but hit the selected targets.Recommend

  • indi
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:33PM

    @Kaleem: drone attacks killings ur citizens…….hello.!!!!..knock!knock!Recommend

  • Manju
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:36PM

    And how did PAF come to know that it is Indian? Was INDIA written over it?

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  • Mian Muhammad ali shah
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:40PM

    i thing there is link b/w attack on isi office sukkur, attack on indian consulate in jalal abad and this drone. i thing two intelligence agencies are conveying message to each other.Recommend

  • Not Cool!
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:47PM

    @Insaan:
    Ahh too many Indian propaganda fed people here

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  • Polpot
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:52PM

    Pls extend the same courtesy to the Indian RPV as to the US Drones
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • jibran
    Aug 3, 2013 - 6:54PM

    Hey ET: Why did you block my comment… Ghareeb ki joru sub ki bhabhi. Which moderation policy did it violate?

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  • Logic
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:01PM

    @Umar:
    You seem to be a expert in this. Tell us why it took over two hours to reach Salala

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  • Abdur Rehman
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:04PM

    @Water Bottle:
    Like indians confused some stars on horizon with chinese drones. Not sure about india, Pakistan has drones since early 90s, enough to confuse indians.

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  • Butt
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:07PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    “It was an Indian RPV and not an US drone”.
    Does Pakistan have a compulsion of not shooting down US drones.

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  • Razi
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:08PM

    Why was the Indian Drone not shot down? Does it mean our F-16 Migs F-7 cannot shot down a drone? Mr PAF ISPR pl respond to Pakistani people and tax payers. PAF said shooting down US drones was a piece of cake but there are political issues; there is no such excuse in shooting down Indian drone.

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  • Pakistani Ostrich
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:09PM

    This just goes to show that our armed forces never discriminate on basis of religion or nationality. All are welcomed by open arms by khakis and PAF, be it amreekan, afghan, talibans, LeTs and other lashkars, chinese or even indian brothers. Our armed forces who are mostly from punjab, are showing a true lahori mehmaan nawazi to Indians. Indians, learn from our khkakis and PAF.

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  • Abdur Rehman
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:11PM

    @Insaan:
    And how many innocent kashmiris were killed by indians this month ? No sensible Pakistani approves of killings or any harm to shias or any minority but indians reward a minority killer by making him CM and now a PM candidate.

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  • Zeeshan Khalid
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:12PM

    Not Government but, Pakistan Air-force should take serious action against India.

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  • Khalid
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:28PM

    Mr Umar……if one slaps and after slapping runs away fast enough knowing another’s limitaion to respond is utter failure of the one who received tbe slap. PAF should leave the falcon houses and think for a moment for their failures one after another.

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  • Anshuman Tripathy
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:30PM

    @ Water Bottle: google for “DRDO Nishant” and “DRDO Rustam”. You’ll get your answer. I can understand you being honest and frank about India all the time but that doesn’t mean you lose your self respect. Be proud of who you are are. Always.

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  • Anshuman Tripathy
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:38PM

    @ Water Bottle google for “DRDO Nishant” and “DRDO Rustam”. You’ll get your answer. I can understand you being honest and frank about India all the time but that doesn’t mean you lose your self respect. Be proud of who you are are. Always.

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  • vasan
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:55PM

    Hold it guys. This was green in colour and therefore it was a djinn of 1965 war fame.

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  • Abrar R
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:58PM

    @ Anshuman .. is water bottle a drone?

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  • Russian
    Aug 3, 2013 - 7:59PM

    @Umer there are lot of ways to shoot down a aircraft or a drone. Surface to air missile ever heard of that? Does your army posses it?

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  • ratindians
    Aug 3, 2013 - 8:05PM

    Indian army has old habits of doing such stunts. Indian army needs to act with a bit of responsibility and not like such bollywood action army…..

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  • nrmr44
    Aug 3, 2013 - 8:07PM

    “The RPV was reported to be green in colour …….. “

    They got close enough to discern its color …….. ?

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  • confused
    Aug 3, 2013 - 8:13PM

    So what, India and Pakisan are street urchans, playing drone drone. No worries.

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  • Kulwant Singh
    Aug 3, 2013 - 8:15PM

    @Paktiger:
    AS was in 1965 an 1971

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  • doom
    Aug 3, 2013 - 8:17PM

    @Anshuman Tripathy:
    Ok, Yoda. I assume that message of “Be proud of who you are. Always.” applies to everyone. Always.

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  • Bilal
    Aug 3, 2013 - 8:21PM

    @Water Bottle:Atleast Paks didn’t confuse Indian drones with Jupiter and Venus as India army did.http://tribune.com.pk/story/582224/indian-army-mistook-planets-for-chinese-spy-drones-report/

    Haha
    India army’s trolls continues.

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  • Mohmand
    Aug 3, 2013 - 9:25PM

    and they say give us order to target US high tech drones
    !!

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  • Bilal
    Aug 3, 2013 - 9:48PM

    This was bound to happen because anyone can violate the pakistani border now due to fractured and fragile conditions of pakistan.

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  • Dajjal
    Aug 3, 2013 - 10:02PM

    Indian RPV enters Pakistani Airspace… PAF doesn’t come out to play… Disappointed Indian RPV goes back home… shame on us.. whatever happened to our sense of hospitality??

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  • Babloo
    Aug 3, 2013 - 10:14PM

    Some Indians mistook the planets to be drones.
    Pakistanis mistook the drones to be planets.
    Case closed.

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  • Asad
    Aug 3, 2013 - 10:28PM

    And when we reading news about Indo-Pak backdoor diplomacy. This violation occurred hmm interesting.

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  • Krish Mohan
    Aug 3, 2013 - 10:29PM

    Pakistan’s National Birds: The Indian and American Drones

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  • Aug 3, 2013 - 10:32PM

    Army is busy in draining stagnant water from the streets of Karachi. Please don’t disturb them.

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  • The Best
    Aug 3, 2013 - 10:39PM

    The best comment goes to @Vishnu Dutta:

    “It was a non state UAV. Cant blame India for that”.

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  • Prashant
    Aug 3, 2013 - 10:48PM

    @Bilal:
    Hahaha that is a good one sir, u are funny!!! so when u and PAF were laughing on India, Indian’s RPV was flying over Pakistan :-)
    where planet can not escape from Indian’s eye, Pakistani army spends time in finding difference between birds and Indian RPV :-)

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  • MNA
    Aug 3, 2013 - 11:24PM

    Aray wah…! Aman ki Asha shooed away within a min…:p Do the US drones shower M&Ms that they can’t be buzzed away…??

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  • Funny politician
    Aug 4, 2013 - 12:15AM

    With such actions from India, I think Pakistan interfance in India is justified.

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  • Razi
    Aug 4, 2013 - 12:20AM

    @Umar:
    Janab Umar Sahib. You mean we dont have any missiles or ack ack working. Very strange. Why jets?

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  • Alann
    Aug 4, 2013 - 12:32AM

    Krish Mohan: “Pakistan’s National Birds: The Indian and American Drones”

    That is not possible! If Hindu drones are allowed to be the national bird of Pakistan, it will mean Two Nation Theory is flawed! Only US drones are acceptable inside Pakistan.

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  • Pakistani Ostrich
    Aug 4, 2013 - 12:36AM

    I agree with many posters who are asking the question: Why can’t khakis or PAF not shoot down a low flying-low speed indian drone? I understand the unwillingness of khakis and PAF to not shoot down US drones as repercussions will be bad, but why not shoot down the indian drones? Lets battle test those state-of-the-art JF-17!

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  • antanu
    Aug 4, 2013 - 1:38AM

    @Polpot:
    it is supplied bu israel…not made in India.

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  • SHB
    Aug 4, 2013 - 2:43AM

    Next time , help that drone to land in Pakistan.

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  • ABKhan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 2:54AM

    @Water Bottle:

    “I think Pakistanis are confusing some Seagulls for drones. We are not that advanced.”

    I think you are confusing Pakistanis with Indian intelligence, which thought planets were Chinese drones

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  • Raj - USA
    Aug 4, 2013 - 2:56AM

    @antanu:
    I think you are correct. I have read reports 4 – 5 years ago that India had purchased about 5 Israeli drones. Do not know if India got the technology also. In any case these are not armed predator drones and Pakistan also has some.

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  • jee
    Aug 4, 2013 - 3:09AM

    wake up nation…………..Recommend

  • M. Emad
    Aug 4, 2013 - 4:25AM

    A new ‘NATIONAL BIRD’ !

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  • Hasan
    Aug 4, 2013 - 5:05AM

    If history has taught us anything, it is that Hindustanis are no threat in the air. Sadly they didn’t know that in 1965, when they lost to an air force that was one fifth their size…

    Hasan

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  • Np
    Aug 4, 2013 - 5:16AM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    By that logic why are US drones not shot when you claim that you are a sovereign nation. At least this RPV did not have capacity o kill Pakistani civilians unlike US drones which have been doing so for 9 years.

    Can you see that this proves the hypocrisy of the the armed forces who are not scrambling PAF when US drones enter by claiming civilian approval is needed. As though they would wait for civilian approval in case it was Indian drones. The true reason is that it is our army that has given permission to the drones.

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  • Np
    Aug 4, 2013 - 5:27AM

    @Abdur Rehman: No one has proved that the CM you refer to actually was involved in a riot. Yes the riot where 754 Muslims and 250 Hindus died happened on his watch 11 years back and no other riots have happened in the past 11 years. By this logic Qaim Ali Shah should also to be eligible o be CM of Sind since thousands of Muslims have been killed in target killing year after year on his watch. Shahbaz Sharif should not qualify as CM since Data Darbar attack, desecration of Ahmadi graves, Joseph Colony, Gojra all happened on his watch.

    Unlike Pakistan where no one gets convicted for hate crime, 33 people including a Hindu minister were convicted for the Gujarat riots. No court has found Modi guilty despite all effort by the center which is a political opposition. If the people in Gujarat continue to elect him, it is because they do not believe he had anything to do wih the riots. You may not be aware that even Muslims in Gujarat have been voting for him.

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  • green drone
    Aug 4, 2013 - 10:40AM

    We need to get help from our Irani friends to ground these drones by cracking “ganguly code”.

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  • Aug 4, 2013 - 10:41AM

    Our radars must be obsolete. Tell me Indians…why only 90 seconds and not longer? Salams

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  • Kamil
    Aug 4, 2013 - 10:43AM

    Well taking care of property business is more important than drab jobs of defending country’s borders

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  • Baloch
    Aug 4, 2013 - 1:29PM

    @kiran alim:

    pakistan air force was not sleeping during OBL raid they jammad high-level radars but tracked by low-level radar unit in PMA kakul and one of the helicopter is shot down by pakistan army F-16 were scrambled but suddendly orders from high authorities president,army chief that not to shot other chopper that is the main reason ok dont blame airforce all game is played by our government whome you voted to came in parliment now take pleasures of these governments because army cannot take action without government orderRecommend

  • kamran ali
    Aug 4, 2013 - 3:40PM

    wake up nation……. its real time of wake up…..

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  • Aug 4, 2013 - 5:50PM

    This is the reason Pakistan should have concentrated on educating the masses like China and India over the past 5 decades and connected and done business with all nations – it would have been able to produce a strong and robust deterrent by now.

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  • Manju
    Aug 4, 2013 - 7:33PM

    @jee:
    I think has had enough spirit to be knocked out for atleast another 50 years… Yuk!!! Cheers….

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  • Last Word
    Aug 4, 2013 - 8:01PM

    China sometimes violates Indian airspace and now India has done the same with Pakistan. It is a chain reaction and a clear cut message to the all weather friend of Pakistan to keep away from the Indian territory.

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  • Sarkar
    Aug 5, 2013 - 12:15PM

    @ Water Bottle
    “India has drones?”

    Please note that India has two types of drone. One is for spy operation another is called “Killer drone”, like Israel’s heron drone. India has both kind of drones. Lastly India is quite advance now.

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  • Milind
    Aug 5, 2013 - 1:36PM

    @antanu – “it is supplied bu israel…not made in India”

    Atleast its not stolen technology…

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  • farhan
    Aug 5, 2013 - 3:50PM

    Our toothless government was sleeping merrily….Recommend

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