Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will procure micro unmanned ariel vehicles (UAVs) fitted with night vision equipment for security, surveillance, and detection operations in the state, PTI reported.
According to report, senior police officials have said that there was a need to have such UAVs for security drills including anti-militancy operations, particularly in Kashmir, in view of increasing militant attacks.
“We have invited tenders from original manufacturers or authorised dealers for supply of UAVs recently,” Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Police Headquarters, Mubassir Latifi has said.
The development is part of Director General of Police S P Vaid’s focus on better equipping the force and improving its infrastructure, and these UAVs would be used for security, surveillance, and detection operations round the clock.
This year, the Indian army also plans to buy high-tech unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to strengthen its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and improve the effectiveness of its military operations in the state.
According to reports, “as many as 60 incidents of militancy-related violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel and 17 militants were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.”
In order to provide better equipment and improve the infrastructure of government forces, these drones, having minimum 5 kilometers of light of sight and 25 kilometers per hour cruise speed, would be used in Kashmir to fight the militancy.