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  • A screenshot from ASCOM website shows different Phantom models that the company sells.ASCOM

Pakistan Army's media - ISPR has released a series of videos and photos, which it claims are proof that a Phantom 3 model drone which was allegedly shot down by the Pakistan Army, was sent by the Indian army on a surveillance mission. The drone is manufactured by China-based DJI.

An image released by ISPR allegedly shows the interior of M/S ASCOM office, an Indian company, which is an authorised dealer of DJI.

Another pre-flight image shows an Indian soldier standing near the drone, the ISPR claimed. The image, however, only shows the legs of a person clad in military fatigues. A photo claimed to have been retrieved from the memory card of the drone "shows an Indian flag", said the statement.

The photos and videos were "recovered from the internal memory" of the quadcopter drone, ISPR said and added that it has provided "irrefutable evidence that it was flown by Indian Army for reconnaissance inside the Pakistan side of LoC".

Pakistan said that the drone was shot down on 15 July after it crossed in to its border from Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) Jaurian Sector.

Pakistan had claimed that the drone is owned by the Indian army. The Chinese media also reported that the drone was "recognised in Beijing as the Chinese made DJI Phantom 3," but it has never been sold to any government.

Nevertheless, Pakistan has insisted that the Indian army was spying on Pakistan, when the drone was shot down.

Pakistani officials stated that the UAV initially remained close to the LoC and "kept surveilling throughout facing towards Pakistani side of LoC, then crossed over LoC and pictured a Pakistani post".