Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) provides the drone named “Bharat” – indigenously developed by the Chandigarh based laboratory of DRDO, “Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL)” to the Indian Army to monitor the high altitude areas and mountain terrains along the line of actual control in the Easter Ladakh (China Border).
The Bharat series drones are listed among World’s most agile and lightest surveillance drones.
Need for Bharat:
Amid the ongoing boundary dispute between India and China in the Eastern Ladakh region, DRDO provided Bharat drone, to fulfill the surveillance requirements of Indian army.
i.The drone has a unibody biomimetic design with advanced release technology.
ii.The capability of the drone to survive in the extreme weather and temperature is high.
iii.The drone is being developed to survive much harsher weather.
iv.It is equipped with artificial intelligence to identify the friends and foes and perform actions accordingly.
v.The drone is built in a way that the detection of the drone using radar is impossible.
i.During the complete mission the Bharat provides a real time video transmission with advanced night vision capabilities.
ii.Bharat is a small and powerful drone that works autonomously at different locations with high accuracy.
iii.The drone has the ability to operate in swarm operations.
Meanwhile, as the tensions between the two countries grew, the Indian Army has deployed the T-90 Bhishma Tank in Ladakh which is considered as the main battle tank for the Indian Army. It has a capability to deal with chemical and biological weapons and can fire 8 shells in 60 seconds.
Chairman– Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi
About Indian Army:
Chief of Army Staff– General Manoj Mukund Naravane
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