All Round View (Charsadda): Modi government, continuing its aggression for not allowing the regional peace has taken on lease a pair of one of the deadliest drones in the world from US company, General Atomics.
The agreement for a one-year lease for the “predator” series drones has been signed directly with the company, Indian media reported quoting official sources. The Navy has got “Sea Guardians”, a variant used by the US Navy, under “emergency procurement”. The move came after the Defence Acquisition Procedure-2020 incorporated a new category to enable operation of assets without owning them. The drones arrived at the Indian Naval station and India will get 30 such drones in two variants, which can be used over land and sea.
An American crew from the General Atomics is accompanying the equipment and will help the Navy operate these, reports said. The flights and planning for it will be controlled by on-ground Indian navy and data it gathers will be Indian Navy property only.