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India speeding up Predator buy

16th December 2016 - 13:57 GMT | by Rohit C Silva in New Delhi


India is pursuing plans to buy high-altitude, long endurance UAVs from the US to meet the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements of its navy and air force.

Top officials said the possible sale of Guardian systems to India was discussed during US secretary of defence Ashton Carter’s farewell visit to the country last week. The UAVs, a naval variant of Predator B, are manufactured by US firm General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.  

India’s induction into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) has cleared the way for the possible acquisition of these advanced airborne surveillance systems.

Shortly after getting inducted

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Rohit C Silva


Rohit C Silva

Rohit C Silva is a Shephard special correspondent based in New Delhi, India.

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