An anti-drone system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was deployed close to the Red Fort on Saturday on the event of the 74th Independence Day.
The DRDO-developed system can detect and jam micro drones as much as three kilometres and use laser to deliver down a goal as much as 1-2.5 kilometres relying on the wattage of laser weapon, officers had earlier stated.
It may be an efficient counter to elevated drone-based exercise within the western and northern sectors of the nation.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urfurled the nationwide flag and addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. He stated that it was an event to recollect freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the liberty of the nation.
“Congratulations and best wishes to all the countrymen on this festival of Independence Day. The sacrifice and the resolve to free the country of lakhs of sons and daughters of Maa Bharati is the reason for us being able to breathe in independent India today. This is a day to remember the sacrifices of our freedom fighters. This is also a day to show gratitude to security personnel including that of Army, paramilitary and police ensuring our safety,” PM Modi stated.
The Prime Minister additionally remembered freedom fighter and religious guru Sri Aurbindo (Arvind Ghosh), on his start anniversary.
He referred to the restrictions resulting from COVID-19 and stated that kids, the way forward for the nation, weren’t at current on the celebrations and in addition recalled the tireless contributions of corona warriors.