Top government sources were quoted as saying that advanced Heron drones have arrived in the country and are being deployed for surveillance in the eastern Ladakh sector. According to the report, the upgraded Heron drones are still in the works and are much better than the older Heron.
New Delhi. After a delay of a few months due to the Corona epidemic, an attempt has been made to strengthen the surveillance system of the Indian Army. Let us tell you that Israel has provided ‘Advanced Heron Drone’ to the Indian Army to strengthen the surveillance mechanism in Ladakh amid the ongoing dispute with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). According to the news of news agency ANI, Israel has provided India with ‘Advanced Heron Drone’ under emergency procurement clause.
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ANI quoted top government sources as saying that advanced Heron drones have arrived in the country and are being deployed for surveillance in the eastern Ladakh sector. According to the report, the upgraded Heron drones are still in the works and are much better than the older Heron. These drones have been acquired as part of the emergency financial powers given to the defense forces by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. Under this, they can buy equipment and systems worth Rs 500 crore to develop their combat capabilities amid the ongoing border conflict with China.
Emergency purchases have all been used
According to sources, other smaller drones are being procured from Indian companies. Let us tell you that this initiative is being taken to upgrade the Indian security system amid the ongoing standoff with China. Earlier such facility was given to defense forces just after Balakot air strike against terrorist camps in Pakistan in 2019. Using this facility, the Indian Navy has leased two Predator drones from American firm General Atomics. The Indian Air Force used similar powers to acquire a large number of anti-tank guided missiles with the Hummer air-to-ground standoff missiles for a strike of about 70 km.
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According to the report, the emergency purchase rights under the capital acquisition route expired on August 31 this year. According to the information received, the armed forces have some more projects in the final stages and if they get an extension, they can go ahead with procuring equipment to improve their combat capabilities.
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