'Indigenous' drones operating in Sargodha: Pak Army

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Islamabad, Apr.6 (ANI): Rejecting media reports regarding 'foreign drones' hovering over Sargodha, Punjab, the Pakistan Army has said the unmanned aircraft seen in the skies were developed indigenously.

Speaking during a press conference, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director Major General Athar Abbas said the drones seen in Sargodha were developed in Pakistan.

"There is no substance in such news, as the drones seen in Sargodha are indigenously developed by Pakistan," The Daily Times quoted Major General Abbas, as saying.

It may be noted that Pakistan is pestering the United States to provide the unmanned Predator aircrafts, so that it can carry out operation against extremists in the lawless tribal region.

Washington has rejected Islamabad's request, but instead offered the 'unarmed' Shadow drones for intelligence purpose. (ANI)

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