Air Platforms

Pakistan confirms downing Iranian UAV

22 June 2017

The government of Pakistan has confirmed that the country's air force shot down an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was flying over the Panjgur district in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan.

The unidentified UAV was downed by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on 19 June while it was flying around 3-4 km inside Pakistani territory near the common border between the two countries, according to a statement on 21 June by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Islamabad.

"Pakistan has already shared the information about striking down of this drone with the Iranian authorities indicating that the drone was struck down by our security forces as it was unmarked and there was no prior information about its flight," said the MOFA.

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