New Delhi: There is no doubt that Israel is a leading country in the field of state-of-the-art weapons. In the conflict between Israel and Palestine, so far Israel has enjoyed the upper hand due to this military strength.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army has agreed to boost its surveillance capabilities. The Indian Army is soon going to get advanced Heron drones from Israel to monitor Chinese activities in the Ladakh sector and other areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Despite the delay caused by the global pandemic, the Indian Army will soon receive four Israeli drones for deployment in eastern Ladakh and other areas along the LAC.
Sources said these Heron drones are more advanced than the older version of the Heron drone in current Indian Army inventories and their anti-jamming capability is much better than their previous versions.
These drones were acquired under the emergency financial powers given to the defense forces by the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under which they can buy equipment and systems worth Rs 500 crores to upgrade their combat capabilities amid the ongoing border conflict with China.
According to sources, other small or mini drones are being procured from the US which will be made available to the troops on the ground at the battalion level and use hand operated drones to gain awareness of a specific location or area in their area. Will be done.
The Indian defense forces are taking these initiatives to acquire weapon systems that can help them in the ongoing conflict with China. The last time such a facility was given to the defense forces was in 2019, just after the Balakot airstrikes against terrorist camps in Pakistan.
Using this facility, the Indian Navy has leased two Predator drones taken from American firm General Atomics. The Indian Air Force (IAF) used similar powers to acquire a large number of anti-tank guided missiles, long-range precision-guided artillery shells with Hammer Air to Ground standoff missiles with a strike range of approximately 70 km.