Watch: India's 'Ghatak' project – Stealth combat drones

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is developing first unmanned combat aircraft, under the ambitious project 'Ghatak'.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Watch: India's 'Ghatak' project – Stealth combat drones

New Delhi: Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is developing first unmanned combat aircraft, under the ambitious project 'Ghatak'.

The Government has allocated Rs 3,000 crore to develop the drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which can deliver bombs and missiles.

The project is tentatively called Autonomous Unmanned Research Aircraft (AURA).

Initiated by the Aeronautical Development Agency-DRDO combine in consultation with the Indian Air Force (IAF), these drones will be capable of firing missiles and precision-guided munitions at enemy targets and then returning to home bases to re-arm for further missions.