NEW DELHI: India is in talks with the United States to purchase 40 Predator surveillance drones, officials said, a possible first step towards acquiring the armed version of the aircraft and a development likely to annoy Pakistan.
India is trying to equip the military with more unmanned technologies to gather intelligence as well as boost its firepower along the vast land borders with Pakistan and China. It also wants a closer eye on the Indian Ocean.
New Delhi has already acquired surveillance drones from Israel to monitor the mountains of Kashmir.
As defence ties deepen with the United States, which sees India as a counterweight to China in the region, New Delhi has asked Washington for the Predator series of unmanned planes built by privately-held General Atomics, military officials said.
Vishnu Swaroop Kyanam
Bangalore - 13 hours ago
Cry you Porki Ps. You get Outdated F16 and we get the Latest Drones. Hahahahahahahahahaha
This is ridiculous, For that money you spending on drones india can build toilets in at least delhi, For better deal, India should buy drones from amazon.
us plays both india and Pakistan by selling them weapons by playing on their fears against each other and how stupid we are to play along despite being neighbors
International politics is so deceiving - the arms exporter, can create an environment of fear, so that they can sell arms....that is what is happening all these years...time to develop endogenously and reduce reliance on the 5 UN bullies
Why buy - why don't you make it in India; From my technical view point it's not a great task with IIT's around India. If you can't i don't hesitate in making the best for my country
I am surprised India is still running after other countries for Drones.
What the heck is DRDO doing with it's Project RUSTOM 2 / AURA
These projects should have been completed by now.
I only hope our Govt. looks into all this !!
dont go on discuss for a decade. discuss and strike a deal within six months.. indian defence need such drones
Buy Israeli - as Ameticans will take 10 years to agree sale
When will India become self sufficient in security related matters?
Looks like pakistan has forgoten 1971 war. Indian will need to split it again soon.
Please buy them as PAF F16 needs target practice