Indian Air Force UAV crashes in Jammu and Kashmir

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir after its lost contact with the radar early on Friday..

No one was injured in the crash as debris of the UAV fell into the forest area near Ladol village of Chadwal belt in the district, sources said, adding the nearest residential area was over a km away from the crash site.

The UAV had disappeared from the radar of the IAF around 2.30 am and it’s last location was noted to be Khanpur.

The police came to know about the crash in the morning when IAS officials came looking for the debris at Khanpur. From there, the IAF teams moved to Ladoli where Villagers told them that they had heard an explosion during night.

“We were informed by IAF authorities that its UAV has lost contact with radar in Kathua belt. We immediately launched a search for it”, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kathua, Mohd Suleman Choudhary.

The reason behind the crash was not immediately known. Authorities said an inquiry has been launched.

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