Footage obtained from downed drone shows it was operated from India: ISPR

Published: July 27, 2015
A drone which was shot down by Pakistan Army on July 16. PHOTO: ISPR

A drone which was shot down by Pakistan Army on July 16. PHOTO: ISPR

The army on Monday released footage from a small quadcopter it had downed over the Line of Control (LoC) earlier this month, claiming that it presented irrefutable evidence that it was flown by Indian Army for reconnaissance inside Pakistan.

According to a statement and corresponding video released by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), that Indian forces had acquired the drone via a contractor before deploying it at a post close to the LoC.

“Image retrieved from the quadcopter proves that after the purchase of this quadcopter it was taken inside M/S ASCOM office (an Indian communications and electronics firm).”


A photo retrieved with an inscription of ASCOM, an Indian communication and electronic firm. PHOTO: ISPR

The army said that India was exhibiting aggressive posturing through enhanced troop movements, extensive reconnaissance, targeting of civilians and increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones violating airspace of Pakistan.

“Another pre-flight picture indicates presence of an Indian soldier (can be identified from Indian uniform) standing in the vicinity of quadcopter.” PHOTO: ISPR

The ISPR further claimed that an image taken before a test flight, at the forward base, indicated a company headquarters of the Indian military, adding that initially the drone just flew over the post and surveyed the Indian side of the LoC with Indian flags clearly visible.

“An image taken by quadcopter immediately after flight from a post shows an Indian flag which proves that it started its flight from Indian post.

The retrieved photo shows a hoisted Indian flag. PHOTO: ISPR

It was then commanded to fly over the Pakistani side of LoC. “Visuals retrieved (from the drone) indicate that quadcopter flew from Indian post (Indian flag visible). Initially it remained close to LoC, kept surveying throughout facing towards Pakistani side of Loc, then crossed over LoC and pictured a Pakistani post (Pakistani flag marginally visible).”

India violated working boundary 35 times in seven weeks: ISPR

The statement also revealed that India had violated the Working Boundary 35 times in the past seven weeks, the Army said on Monday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), since June 9 the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) had stepped up its attacks, which had largely targetted citizens on Pakistan side of the Radcliffe Line.

It also said that not only land violation had reported but aerial violation by Indian forces had also carried out when the military shot down an alleged Indian ‘spy drone’ on July 15 which had violated Pakistan’s airspace in Jaurian Sector.

Some of the images and video clips were also released by the ISPR try to prove that Quadcopter started its flight from an Indian post and entered into Pakistani territory.

Further, another pre-flight picture indicates presence of an Indian soldier standing in the vicinity of Quadcopter.

Also, an image, probably taken before test flight of the Quadcopter on its arrival in forward areas, indicates company headquarters of the Indian Sector.

The photo shows an office in India. PHOTO: ISPR

Read: Five killed in Indian BSF firing near Sialkot: ISPR

Earlier on July 16, five people were killed and dozens others injured as India’s BSF resorted to unprovoked firing along the Working Boundary near Sialkot.

“Ghulam Mustafa, 45, Rahat and Boota, residents of village Malana and Salehpur villages were killed due to Indian BSF’s unprovoked firing on Working Boundary in Chaprar sector near Sialkot,” the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Read: Clear message: Indian ‘spy drone’ shot down in AJK

“Pakistan Rangers befittingly responded to Indian fire,” the ISPR added.

Further, the army claimed on July 16 to have shot down an Indian ‘spy drone’ in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), in a new sign of the decades-old tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours in the disputed region.

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Reader Comments (44)

  • Puppet
    Jul 27, 2015 - 8:36PM

    Indians are angels on earth, they are all ‘daivta and daasiyan.’ Ask any Indian.Recommend

  • Rahim
    Jul 27, 2015 - 10:09PM

    Indian military adventurism is based on its regional hegemonic aspirations. It must be condemned at every regional as well as International forum. Recommend

  • served
    Jul 27, 2015 - 10:57PM

    Indians still trying to get video feed that is saved inside the pigeons brain. Top indian scientists claim they are just decades away from unveiling the groundbreaking footage to prove that pakistan sends spy pigeons.Recommend

  • Azi
    Jul 27, 2015 - 10:59PM

    Watch the quality of proofs Pak provides vs. India. Now they will say these photos are fake and staged. So the clear picture of Indian person in ascom is fake too, so is the camp shot with Indian flag. Amazing how much Indian govt lies.Recommend

  • Nisha
    Jul 27, 2015 - 11:07PM

    No amount of fables now can undo the exposed truth expressed by China leading daily themselves. That this is China manufactured drone. And every country knows who purchases “maximum” of their defence equipments and drones from China. Certainly not India. Indian drones are israel and USA made different models, different color that are already in operation on borders. Had that been caught it was understandable, but this? This is a chinese drone. Planting an indian flag on roof faking a video near Loc creating drama is easy. If india had so much be covert and dump it’s drone to take a chinese one. It won’t be foolish enough to start a video shooting focusing indian flag as start. Completly fake.Recommend

  • Shuaib
    Jul 27, 2015 - 11:13PM

    India be like, fake, doctored evidence, etc.!! LMAO!!

    The Government is so two faced and they think Pakistan doesn’t have the capability shoot their crapy drones down. Mate we have armed drones!!Recommend

  • Muk Lee
    Jul 27, 2015 - 11:14PM

    Why don’t you publish full video footage from the drone? Recommend

  • abhi
    Jul 27, 2015 - 11:19PM

    Is this a joke? In the image from the drone contain the photo of drone itself in “ASCOM”. Recommend

  • Tepper
    Jul 27, 2015 - 11:35PM

    Indo Pak Relations?? Well…brace for impact.Recommend

  • Point
    Jul 27, 2015 - 11:50PM

    Man you just stole my words :D
    meanwhile the guy in one photage just received bharat ratna award too for the most genius brain.Recommend

  • Emad
    Jul 28, 2015 - 12:38AM

    @nisha which is precisely why a cheap commercial drone was used because if you could successfully fly a cheap drone, then more expensive ones were at a lower risk of being shot down. Thus the inside of ASCOM is a deciding factor for me that it is trueRecommend

  • pat
    Jul 28, 2015 - 12:45AM

    Pakistan could have operated that drone over India and shot it themselves. as it doesn’t have indian markings it doesn’t make a point. Secondly the company name in the background in one of the photos is ascom and if you go online u’ll find tons of pictures taken in that office with similar drones.Recommend

  • Liberal
    Jul 28, 2015 - 12:46AM

    angels maybe in fool’s paradise????Recommend

  • Point
    Jul 28, 2015 - 12:55AM

    indians trying every way to un accept facts. Comeon , these are pictures released from the data present on your spy drone. Our forces do not need to put any fake picture. How sure you are that the drone in the picture is the same as the drone . Its indeed a different drone lying next to your 5th Gen spy drone ;pRecommend

  • Haider
    Jul 28, 2015 - 1:20AM

    china said that they dont sell drone to India govt directly but that India drone was India’s copy and its own drone…now Indian trolls can do nothing except for entertainment after Drone being crashed……Recommend

  • Abhigyan
    Jul 28, 2015 - 1:20AM

    Do share the complete video footage.Recommend

  • Hamza
    Jul 28, 2015 - 1:35AM

    @ Abhi, “genius” there could be more than one drones. Recommend

  • Gp65
    Jul 28, 2015 - 1:46AM

    Huh? China has already admitted it was a Chinese drone. Why is it not possible that a Chinese drone was surveying both India (hence the Indian flag) and Pakistan?Recommend

  • Anurag
    Jul 28, 2015 - 2:03AM

    @Azi Do not jump to conclusions based on these photos…Chinese state daily has confirmed that it is of chinese make and has not sold to Indian govt and that these are used to cover events not military surveillance. As for the evidence they have been planted earlier also…remember ‘fake wikileaks’ just google if not.Recommend

  • ajeet
    Jul 28, 2015 - 2:19AM

    Didn’t Pakistani deep state fool its citizens in 1971 by projecting that they were winning the war until last minute?Recommend

  • Azi
    Jul 28, 2015 - 2:23AM


    No joke, Indians are VERY careless when it comes to hiding their tracks before blaming others. Need I remind you of 6 month long planet / drone chase? Or the Boat incident with conflicting govt. and coast guard chief claims resulting in his sacking? And all this time best India could do is catch pigeons and camels.This is gonna result in further dislike and mistrust of Indian Army within Indians which they dont want to accept just yet, as it has been pointed out India’s defense chief himself.Recommend

  • Jadu
    Jul 28, 2015 - 2:31AM

    I think PUPPET has answered before you said it. Hee,hee,hee….Recommend

  • someone
    Jul 28, 2015 - 3:12AM

    Hmm. I think one minor detail missed in all this hype from Pakistani ISPR. This drone has flight range of 1 mile. A drone, flown from Jaurian and got shot down ( conveniently keeping all hardware intact) near Bhimber by Pakistani army. Now I must say that shooter was heck of a good one because the drone was shot without damaging the hard drive. I think any Kashmiri in PoK would be able to tell what is the distance between Jaurian and Bhimber , just 1 mile? Recommend

  • QB
    Jul 28, 2015 - 4:19AM

    @abhi — Dear friend, don’t get emotional. The whole Indian drama of playing victim all the time is a joke. The photo can be of a different but similar drone. Is it too difficult of a possibility for your small Indian mind to grasp?Recommend

  • Amer
    Jul 28, 2015 - 4:47AM

    This drone was coming here to cover the ‘Aman Ki Asha’ dance party. Recommend

  • Alien1
    Jul 28, 2015 - 5:55AM

    India is shooting pics of mars 225.3 million km away from earth, pakistan is still busy shooting chinese made drones operated by pakistan police with a range of 2 miles.Recommend

  • John
    Jul 28, 2015 - 5:59AM

    This is a Chinese made civilian drone, purchased by Indians, for the very purpose of spying on Pakistan. Unlike military drones, this civilian drone can be purchased by anyone, including any Indians, as long as they have the money. This also brings to mind what is more embarrassing: the fact that they were shot down by Pakistan or they got caught buying a Chinese made drone?Recommend

  • wb
    Jul 28, 2015 - 7:00AM

    Look at picture no.2. Was the drone taking its own image in a mirror? Or was it spying on its own company?


    By the way, Ascom is a Swiss company that has got nothing to do with Indian defense.

    So, you post some images downloaded from the internet and call it stills from the footage?

    Laughable at best.

    What will the ISPR do next? Steal stills from the movie new Poltergeist and call the drone a handiwork of ghosts?Recommend

  • wb
    Jul 28, 2015 - 7:02AM

    If ISPR is so honest, let it release the video after editing out those parts which it may find exposing Pakistan’s territory.Recommend

  • Question
    Jul 28, 2015 - 8:41AM

    Now ispr does not believe even there sweeter than honey friends china who wrote it was chinese drone. So much for desperation.Recommend

  • weirdity
    Jul 28, 2015 - 8:43AM

    This looks like a cheap commercial drone. I doubt if the indian army will use such a cheap drone for military purpose. Even the pakistan army won’t use such a cheap drone.Recommend

  • someone
    Jul 28, 2015 - 9:53AM

    There is a saying, if you make me fool once, its my mistake but if you make me fool twice, its my stupidity. Pakistani people are constantly made fools by their army in last 65 years, they still have not learnt a thing.Recommend

  • Umar Khan
    Jul 28, 2015 - 10:14AM

    @Nisha @Abhigyan …
    All of your comments made my day, cant stop laughing!Recommend

  • Hmm
    Jul 28, 2015 - 10:33AM

    I have also few pictures, even videos of Pakistan …..Recommend

  • sharabi
    Jul 28, 2015 - 10:43AM

    Oh come on people of Conspiracy nationRecommend

  • JSM
    Jul 28, 2015 - 11:13AM

    India has satellites stationed over Pakistan 24X7 for getting all intelligence they need. After getting this capability, India retired MIG25’s which flew at 23000m and Pakistan had no aircraft which could reach it and was used for aerial reconnaissance. These used to overfly Pakistan at will. Why will India waste time on these toys ? Or is it to keep Pakistan riled up all time- quite possible.

    ET- These are all facts. Please publish it.Recommend

  • wb
    Jul 28, 2015 - 11:16AM


    That is not a good logic to propagate. Such low caliber drones cannot fly for hundreds of kilometers to cover both India and Pakistan.

    However, we should question the authenticity of these pictures. ISPR hasn’t published the video itself. It is selectively publishing some images, which might very well have been drawn from the internet.

    Most importantly, look at image 2. Does it even make sense? Besides, that company is a Swiss company. It has got nothing to do with Indian defense.Recommend

  • Naren
    Jul 28, 2015 - 11:37AM

    @Shuaib: “The Government is so two faced and they think Pakistan doesn’t have the capability shoot their crapy drones down. Mate we have armed drones!!”
    So you are afraid of only Uncle Sam’s drone, Lol.Recommend

  • sam ganguly
    Jul 28, 2015 - 11:42AM

    did not the chinks said it was one of their friend’s?Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jul 28, 2015 - 12:00PM

    Perfect. These Pakistanis think the drone has taken a selfie.Recommend

  • Xnain
    Jul 28, 2015 - 12:12PM

    Actually those sats are manufactured by DRDO, so you know why they had to buy a Chinese drone :PRecommend

  • Azi
    Jul 28, 2015 - 1:38PM


    Conclusion is infront of you weather you want to believe it or not. Indian faces, indians companies, indian camps, indian soldiers, arms, construction labels. You are at a level of denial where even if you saw your self with that drone you wouldnt believe it. But its okay, aim is not to prove your army’s incompetence, they excel at making fools of themselves. Instead aim was to deliver a message which must be ringing like a bad headache in your general’s heads.Recommend

  • whatever
    Jul 28, 2015 - 2:09PM

    how Pak army able to shoot drone without damaging it? it will be interesting to know what type of ammunition used or they just honey trapped it. Recommend

  • Truth
    Jul 28, 2015 - 8:20PM

    First of all no one will shoot down such a drone with a Ghuri or any other nuke, Second Ascom based pic is may be its trial or testing pic before its launching just for inspection of its equipment or Camera possibility is there, third its a Defense footage not a festival footage, and Finally Indian army is just sending these civilain based toys just to check what we will do….So Possibilities are there it doesn’t matter either its chinese or not, obviously indian will not send any Defense drone they will first check what will be our response so this is the best option for indian army a civilian drone.Recommend

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