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India orders upgraded weapon locating radars for China border

29th June 2022 - 03:27 GMT | by Rahul Bedi in Delhi


A Swathi weapon locating radar participates in a Republic Day parade in Delhi. (Indian MoD)

India will put new 'mountain' versions of its Swathi weapon locating radar along the border with China.

The Indian Army has ordered six upgraded variants of the indigenously-developed Swathi Mk II weapon locating radar (WLR) from Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), for an undisclosed amount, for deployment along India’s Himalayan border with China.

BEL head Anandi Ramalingam told the media on 23 June that she expected additional orders for the Swathi Mk II ‘mountain version’, designed for high-altitude use.

Industry sources said the Swathi Mk II WLR was similar in design and capability to the passive electronically scanned-array Mk I version that has been in service with the army since 2017, but it is ‘considerably lighter’.  

The system can

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Rahul Bedi


Rahul Bedi

Rahul Bedi is a New Delhi-based journalist reporting for over 30 years on strategic, military, and security …

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