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India will shortly deploy new Israeli Heron drones in Ladakh, LAC sector | India News


NEW DELHI: Indian forces are poised to get a big boost in their surveillance capabilities as they will soon receive their advanced Heron drones from Israel to monitor Chinese activities in the Ladakh sector and other areas along the Royal Line . Control with China.
Despite the delays caused due to the ongoing global pandemic, Indian forces will procure four Israeli drones soon for deployment in East Ladakh and other sectors throughout LAC, government sources told ANI.
The drones coming soon are more advanced than the Herons in the existing inventory and their anti-jamming capabilities are much better than their previous versions, the sources said.
The acquisition of these drones had been made under the emergency financial powers granted by the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the defense forces, under which they can purchase equipment and systems worth Rs 500 million to enhance their capabilities. war, amid the ongoing border conflict with China. they added.
According to sources, the other small or mini drones are being procured from the US which will be provided at the battalion level to troops on the ground and the manually operated drones will be used to raise awareness of a specific location or area in their territory. . respective areas of responsibility.
The Indian defense forces have been taking these initiatives to acquire weapons systems that can help them in the ongoing conflict with China.
The last time such a facility was handed over to the defense forces was in 2019, right after Balakot’s airstrikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan.
Using the same facilities, the Indian Navy has rented two Predator drones that have been borrowed from the US firm General Atomics.
The Indian Air Force had exercised the same powers to acquire a large number of anti-tank guided missiles, long-range precision guided artillery shells along with Hammer air-to-ground separation missiles with an attack range of around 70 kilometers. .

Times of India