A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, in January 2010. Photo: AP A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, in January 2010. Photo: AP
A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, in January 2010. Photo: AP

India to buy first armed drones from US to counter China and Pakistan

  • The US$3 billion purchase of 30 MQ-9B Predator units will boost the country’s land and sea defences as tensions in the region persist
  • The drones India currently has can be used only for surveillance and reconnaissance

Topic |   China-India relations
A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, in January 2010. Photo: AP A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, in January 2010. Photo: AP
A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, in January 2010. Photo: AP
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