India had lodged a strong protest with the Pakistan foreign office through a note verbale over the security breach at the high commission premises.
Confirmed the incident, the ministry of external affairs said that India has taken up the security breach issue with the Pakistani government.
“A drone was spotted over the premises of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan on 26th June. This has been taken up officially with the Govt of Pakistan. We expect Pakistan to investigate the incident and prevent recurrence of such breach of security,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at a media briefing.
The incident comes amid growing concerns in the security establishment in India after explosives-laden drones were used to carry out an attack on the Jammu Air Force station on June 27.
According to security agencies, it was perhaps the first incident of drones being used by terrorists to target vital installations in India.
Army chief Gen MM Naravane on Thursday said that the easy availability of drones has increased the complexity of security challenges from both state and state-sponsored actors.
A day after the attack on the Air Force station, soldiers thwarted attempts to target the Ratnuchak-Kaluchak military station in Jammu with drones.
J&K DGP Dilbag Singh said that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is strongly suspected to be behind the drone attack in Jammu.
(With inputs from PTI)
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