With eye on China, India seeks latest drones from US


Washington: Dec 22; With an objective to bolster its arsenal amid recurring incidents of incursions by Chinese troops, India has sought the latest versions of unmanned aerial vehicles, both the armed and surveillance ones from the United States.

Industry sources familiar with New Delhi's interest and ongoing talks between the two governments, said that India was looking for about 100 such drones worth $2 billion.

India had requested for the latest Avenger drones, which is basically an unmanned combat air vehicle, and is mainly being sought after with an eye on China. It has also sought Predator XP category which is a surveillance version for internal security issues and terrorist threats.

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