The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has provided the Indian Army with specially designed drones by the name “Bharat” for accurate surveillance along the China border. The offer has been made in the light of the country’s recent border clashes with China.
‘The Indian Army requires drones for accurate surveillance in the ongoing dispute in the Eastern Ladakh area. For this requirement, the DRDO has provided the Bharat drones to it,’ defense sources told ANI.
DRDO sources stated that the “small yet powerful drone works autonomously at any location with great accuracy. The unibody biomimetic design with advance release technology is a lethal combination for surveillance missions”.
Bharat drone uses artificial intelligence with advanced night vision capabilities to detect the presence of humans in deep forests. Also, it is becoming popular due to its ability to operate in swarm conditions.
According to its developers, the drone is fit to operate under rough weather conditions, including frigid weather temperatures. It can be listed among the ‘World’s most agile and lightest surveillance drone, indigenously developed by DRDO’.
Rising Indo-China border tensions
The Indian military keeps a close watch in Eastern Ladakh to verify whether the Chinese troops will move back further. The tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have been in the news for over a month.