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Did India buy Predator drones?

Did India buy Predator drones?

Last year, the Indian Navy received two Predator drones on lease from the U.S., primarily for surveillance over the Indian Ocean. The two non-weaponised MQ-9B drones were leased for one year with the option of extending the period by another year.

Which Israeli drone is being leased to India to be deployed over Lac?

advanced Heron drones
“The advanced Heron drones have arrived in the country and are being deployed for surveillance operations in the eastern Ladakh sector,” top government sources told ANI.

Are China’s drones spying on India?

Deployed on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the mountainous 2,500-mile border between China and India, a long-endurance drone that can fly at 40,000 feet over the Himalayas might be useful. Meanwhile, Chinese drones have been spying on Indian forces in Ladakh, according to Indian media. China also has armed drone such as the Wing Loong.

Is China spying on Indian forces in Ladakh?

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Meanwhile, Chinese drones have been spying on Indian forces in Ladakh, according to Indian media. China also has armed drone such as the Wing Loong. Which raises the strong possibility that the disputed border could be the scene for both India and China to employ drone strikes.

How many Heron drones are there in India?

India already has 90 Herons, split among the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. The Heron, made by Israel Aerospace Industries, is a medium-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle. Designed as a surveillance drone equipped with cameras and radar, but like other drones such as the U.S. MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, it can be armed with missiles.

Why are herons deployed in India’s Ladakh?

The Indian Army and Air Force have deployed surveillance Herons to the disputed Indian region of Ladakh, to keep an eye on Chinese forces with whom India has fought recent border clashes.