This video shows you that India To Purchase 200 Mini Drones.
India has decided to revive a four-year-old plan to purchase 200 mini drones following a succession of attacks on army camps located in Jammu & Kashmir, especially with the recent attack on the Pathankot airbase camp.
The Indian army plans to deploy the drones for surveillance and detection of enemy movement.
The drones would possibly come in variants. The loiter time will be the same, the plain variant would have a maximum ceiling of 1,000 meters above take off altitude and the hill variant will have a maximum elevation of four kilometers.
The army has asked drone manufacturers to deliver the security systems by December 23.
“The need for mini-UAVs for deployment along the Line of Control (de-facto border between India and Pakistan) has been felt for a long time because of persistent efforts by externally sponsored terr0rists to infiltrate across the border,” says Brigadier Rumel Dahiya (retired), defense expert and former deputy director general of Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses.
“The mini UAVs will be deployed close to the border and will be operated by the troops on ground who will directly receive the information and act upon it thus shortening the Observe, Orient, Decide and Act (OODA) loop and filling up a void in the surveillance grid,” Dahiya added.
An investigation on the attack on the Pathankot airbase camp attack by a high-level commission revealed that the lack of alertness allowed the entry of armed terr0rist into high-value military facilities. The commission suggested measures that include technology-based security systems in and around military establishments.
This week, a terr0rist attack on an army camp in J&K, the second on an army base in two months, exposed the lack of technological tools with the Indian security forces.
This year alone, the Indian army has lost 89 men to militant attacks in Kashmir.
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