Anti-aircraft guns were fired at the drone near the Satrana and Jagdev border outposts. It is the latest in a string of reports of Pakistani drones entering Indian airspace. There have been more than 12 incidents with at least four being shot down, according to The Times of India.

It comes after the Trump administration warned Pakistan over its aggression towards India. 

The White House slammed Pakistan for providing “sanctuary” to terrorist groups.

An official told CCN: “The terrorist attack on February 14 on India was a demonstration that Pakistan’s continuing provision of sanctuary for any terrorist group is not acceptable.

“We need to see Pakistan taking concrete and sustained action to rein in the terrorist groups, mainly the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba in order to ensure that we don’t have re-escalation of tensions in the region.”

The official added any further terrorist attacks against India would be “extremely problematic”, suggesting the possibility of US intervention.

The US has pledged its backing to long-term ally India following February’s car bombing attack which killed 40 people.

US President Donald Trump said his support “strengthens our resolve to bolster counter-terrorism cooperation and coordination between the US and India”.

And earlier this week, fears of fresh violence between India and Pakistan intensified following reports Pakistani F-16 jets are “trained” on India. 

A source told The Economic Times: “The F16s have been distributed all across Pakistani airbases and are still trained at us.

“They are continuing to undertake night flying and have their air defence network on alert.”

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