Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pakistan could carry out surveillance India with Chinese Drones

China selling the high-end military drones to Pakistan needs to be watched carefully say, experts.
Sharing his views with FE ONLINE, Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (retd), former DGMO, “Drones are part of the future warfare and the Pakistan side is going for the Chinese Drones. Earlier they used to buy both the US and Chinese weapon systems.”
According to the former DGMO, “While the Pakistan side could use these for detecting gaps along our border, we are ready with our countermeasures.”
However, Air Marshal M Matheswaran, former Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (DCIDS) at Air HQ said: “The announcement of China supplying 48 Wing Loong II drones to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is significant. The timeline is not known but I suppose it will be done within three years. These MALE drones also have combat role as they can be armed.”
“PAF will get a boost to its ISR capability. Pak will also get the technology to manufacture it.
Would be interesting to compare our own Rustum drone development, which started at the same time as the Chinese. Ours is yet to see the light of the day!”, Matheswaran, who is now the Chairman & President, The Peninsula Foundation opined.
10/10/18 Huma Siddiqui/Financial Express