NEW DELHI: India is finally getting set to launch an ambitious project to develop its own stealth combat drones or UCAVs (unmanned combat aerial vehicles), which will be capable of firing missiles and precision-guided munitions at enemy targets and then returning to home bases to re-arm for further missions.
Sources said the government was close to approving a Rs 2,650 crore Project Ghatak to develop the futuristic "Indian Unmanned Strike Air Vehicle", which has already been cleared by the defence ministry. "The project is now being evaluated by an expert committee set up by the finance ministry. Once approved, Project Ghatak will be placed before the cabinet committee on security for the final nod," said a source.
Toilets, toilets, toilets - what India desperately needs today is millions of toilets. 800 millions Indians have no toilets, they defect out in the open air and pollute the air and water, the environment. The rest of the world call India the Shithole on the earth. Half of the Indians live hungry everyday. India's social and human developments are worse than even the Sub-Saharan countries in many aspects. You are like wearing a tie when you cannot cover your bare bottom. Those countries who invest so much on warfare first provide the basic human needs and rights to their citizens.
20 years later, it will still be on paper.
THIS IS TOO GOOD TO DEAL WITH INFILTRATING TERRORIST TOO
We are late already. I am glad that Modi Government is doing it now
Hope it does not go the Tejas way, taking up decades to complete and is ready to go obsolete. Our safety is such that as soon as the blue prints are ready, it will be available to others who want to have the first hand knowledge.
Resolve the issues with your neighbors, no need for acquiring fighter jets or drones at the cost of country's hungry masses
No use of making if we do not have guts to use
bharuch - 9 mins ago
another 50 years project undertanken by a govt agency............flop show
ensure that the funds are not sucked away by babus midway
great achivement. Hope that we can control terrorism in Kasmir
PremAnand aka Ed Drw
Also, advance this project to be electrica/battery/solarl powered so we can have these advances for civil transportation.
Modern and credible innovations are essential to be a super power. We need to develop more and more technology oriented war heads and to be done with commitment. Not just spent years and years on R&D and reach nowhere like the irrestwhile projects.
Its just a story like many more!!
Nothing can happen in INDIA!
is they govr. looking to make its scientist busy for 10 years, these drones should be made through make in India in collaboration with foreign partner to get this drones inducted in next 2-3 years. 10 years is a long period till then this technology will be obsolete
Is it going to go the LCA way ? We have the best minds working at NASA and we can't develop a fighter plane and Now this ?