India & U.S-made drones to take on China challenge; UAVs to scale LAC surveillance | Details

India & the United States will co-develop drones to checkmate China. India-U.S joint drone programme was confirmed by a senior Pentagon official. India will build these drones & export them to other countries, the official said. Under the joint two nation programme, drones which can be launched from airplanes and anti-drone defence systems will be developed as the the official. India has been wanting to upgrade its surveillance at the border through the use of drones to counter china. Apart from this new joint development programme, Modi govt is also in "advanced stage" talks with the U.S for the purchase of 30 MQ-9B drones