Ladakh Standoff: These new weapons will give India edge over China

A proposal has been sent by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) to the Ministry of Defense to procure about 100 heron drones. The Indian Army and the IAF are considering equipping the Heron drones with laser-guided bombs and anti-tank guided missiles.

Ladakh Standoff: These new weapons will give India edge over China
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New Delhi: The central government has fast-tracked a host of weapons deals to upgrade the Indian armed forces amid the military confrontation with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.


A proposal has been sent by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) to the Ministry of Defense to procure about 100 heron drones. The Indian Army and the IAF are considering equipping the Heron drones with laser-guided bombs and anti-tank guided missiles.


The proposal, which has been named 'Project Cheetah', is pending for a long time. 


It is believed that Project Cheetah will cost more than Rs 3,500 crore. Under this project, the Heron drones will be upgraded with laser-guided bombs and anti-tank guided missiles. 


In the proposal, the Indian Armed Forces have said that the drones should also be equipped with strong surveillance systems in order to detect enemy positions and they should have the ability to use weapons when needed. 


It is being said that this matter will be considered at a high-level meeting of the Ministry of Defense. 


Herons are medium altitude and long-range drones. Both the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) have deployed these drones in the Ladakh sector along the border with China. These drones help to check the Chinese withdrawal of troops and monitor their military operations in deep areas.


The arrival of Heron surveillance drones and Spike anti-tank guided missiles will give a lot of strength to the Indian Army.


Heron drones can fly continuously for 30 hours. It has intelligence cameras that will help the army to gather information about enemy troop movement.


This drone detects terrorist targets from the air and can also attack and destroy them. This drone can fly in any season, as well as a height of 45000 feet.


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