Indian Army wants drones to monitor borders along Pakistan and China

Indian Army is planning to make a large scale purchase of drones in order to secure the international borders, The Sentinel of Assam reports. The drones to be purchased by the Indian Army will help its huge force of 1.2 million soldiers in maintaining a strong surveillance system at the borders shared with Pakistan and China.

Indian Army wants drones to monitor borders along Pakistan and China
The type(s) of drone(s) sought by the Indian army is(are) not yet specified (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The monitoring drones will help the security forces to carry out a 24/24h and 7/7day surveillance of the border, which will further result in checking all sorts of cross border crimes and threats. The use of the drones will result in making the Indian Army more efficient as they will be able to catch any threat or infiltration right on the spot. The information on the purchase and use of the drones has been stated by Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat in New Delhi on Saturday, 13 July. However, the Army chief has not provided further details about the drones and its uses.

The Indian Army had initiated a tender in late 2017 for the purchase of 600 unmanned aerial vehicles. A plan to buy US-made armed drones is also being considered by the government. But would it be then scrapped like so many other acquisition programs, the last one being the sniper rifles?


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