Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by bengalraider, Nov 12, 2009.
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Does anyone know the reason why India does not use Drones with high resolution cameras to help the soldiers in controlling infiltration.
It would seem to make more sense to have drones communicating via satellites to a ground station that can analyze the data quickly and then inform the IA patrol where the infiltration is happening.
Can someone comment on this ??
IA regularly uses Heron drones to monitor the Indo-Pakistan border. If you look at the Indo-pak border, it is very long (~2000km) and has different terrains ranging from deserts to green forests to valleys to snow capped mountains. Most of the infiltration happens through forest and valleys. I think it is difficult to monitor infiltration by drones where there are forests and valleys completely covered with trees due to the issue of visibility. Right now fence at the Indo-Pak border accompanied by alarm system and thermal imaging systems is doing quite a good job of preventing infiltration across the border.
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Because drones are useless against the natural canopy of the forests. The tall coniferous trees could make thermal imaging useless too.
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