India preparing to deal with low intensity conflict

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 16:30

Bangalore: Defence Research and Development
Organisation today said unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will
play a key role in dealing with low intensity conflicts
abetted by both internal elements and unfriendly neighbours.

"Our (India`s) great neighbours not being really friendly
be it in the west (Pakistan) or in the north-east (China)," P
S Krishnan, Director of Aeronautical Development Establishment
(ADE), a lab under DRDO, said.

In addition, he also touched upon internal challenges such
as insurgency, militancy and naxal activities in parts of the
state, all of which are grouped together as low intensity
conflicts.

He was speaking at the 23rd national convention of
aerospace engineers here.

Krishnan said one of the Chief Controllers of the DRDO had
been specifically asked to look at low intensity conflicts and
what solutions he can give.

"Obviously UAVs are going to play a very important role,"
he said.

ADE is the only lab in India which looks at the full
spectrum of UAVs. The focus is also on "Nishant surveillance
and reconnaissance UAV" developed by India to counter low
intensity conflicts, Krishnan said.

UAVs also play a key role in disaster and flood
management, he said.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 16:30
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