Army set to deploy Robots to fight miltinacy in Jammu and Kashmir

BK Web Desk/Srinagar
August 12, 2017 0 Comments BREAKING NEWS 154 Views
In what is being touted as a boost to the anti-terror fight in Jammu & Kashmir, the Indian Army has proposed to build indigenous robots that are designed to deliver ammunition at targeted locations, according to a report.
The defence ministry has sanctioned the proposal, which suggested a requirement of 544 robots, army officials reportedly said.
It is under the ‘Make’ category of acquisition in the Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 that stipulates that only Indian vendors can participate in these endeavours, according to the report.
According to the report, these “lightweight and rugged” robots will comprise many surveillance cameras and transmission systems with a 200 metre-range. The army note also claims, as quoted in the report:So far, an indigenous remotely operated vehicle called ‘Daksh’ has been used for handling improvised explosive devices.

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