India will buy 30 Predator drones worth 20 thousand crores from America, will be stamped in high level meeting

India will buy 30 Predator drones worth 20 thousand crores from America, will be stamped in high level meeting

Taking a big step towards strengthening military ties with the US, the Defense Ministry may soon approve the purchase of a total of 30 Predator drones for the three wings of the military. A high-level meeting is going to be held soon to consider in this regard. Government sources said that the purchase of these drones at a cost of Rs 20 thousand crore is to be considered in a high-level meeting to be chaired by the Defense Secretary. If it is approved for procurement, it will be sent for approval of the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC). After getting approval from there, the final nod to the deal will be given by the Cabinet Committee on Defense Affairs.

According to sources, India and the US have been negotiating the deal for more than two years. The Indian Navy is leading the lobbying for this purchase. On purchase, the three wings of the army will get 10 drones each, which will be used for surveillance as well as for hitting the targets as per the requirement. The special thing is that India is also getting drones from Israel which are equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment and they will help in surveillance in high altitude areas.

It is known that the Indian Navy is currently using the Predator drone on lease. The Navy acquired these through rights granted under emergency procurement. The Navy is using them in the Indian Ocean region. The flight capability of over 30 hours has increased the Navy's surveillance capability in the region where merchant ships as well as Chinese warships and submarines frequently pass by.

Predator drone has many features

According to sources, India is preparing to buy the MQ-9B Predator drone. They can be used from relief and rescue work to hitting a target accurately. The ability to fly continuously for 30 hours makes them special. With their help, air-to-air missiles can also be fired. Surveillance system will be strengthened by the induction of Predator drones in the army.

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