Indian Army gets 'Bharat' drones for accurate surveillance along China border
NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing boundary dispute between India and China, DRDO has provided its indigenously-developed drone named Bharat to the Indian Army for carrying out accurate surveillance in high altitude areas and mountainous terrain along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh.
"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," defence sources told ANI here.
The Bharat drones have been developed by a Chandigarh-based laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
The Bharat series of the drones, indigenously developed by the DRDO, can be listed among "World's most agile and lightest Surveillance drone."
DRDO sources said 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". The drone is equipped with artificial intelligence to detect friends and foes and can take action accordingly.
The drone has been made capable of survival in extreme cold weather temperatures and is being developed further for harsher weather.
The drone provides real-time video transmission and is equipped with very advanced night vision capabilities, it can detect humans hidden in deep forests.
It is gaining a lot of popularity because it can operate in swarm operations, sources said.