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India-US set to sign ‘historic’ defense deals


PM Modi’s state visit to decide contour of the future of Indo-US ties The jet engine agreement would need an approval from the US Congress Building partnerships is a major objective of the US’ 2022 National Defense Strategy   Washington: Several “historic” defense agreements are on the table between the United States and India and expected to be...

US, Russia ratchet up rhetoric over downing of drone


Kyiv, Ukraine: Russia and the United States ratcheted up their confrontational rhetoric Wednesday over a U.S. surveillance drone that encountered Russian warplanes and crashed near Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which the Kremlin has illegally annexed. At the same time, the two countries’ defense chiefs opened a dialogue about the incident. The Pentagon on Thursday released video of...

India can become global drone hub, says PM Modi


New Delhi: India has the potential to become a global drone hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as he inaugurated the country’s biggest drone festival. The prime minister said that the center was ensuring that technology was available for the masses. “In earlier times, technology and its inventions were considered for the...

In a first, Covid-19 vaccine delivered via drone in Manipur


New Delhi: In a first of its kind of effort in India, the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered to a far-flung primary health centre (PHC) through a drone in the North-Eastern state of Manipur on October 4.  The delivery model has been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to deliver life-saving drugs and vaccines...

Drone snoops over Indian High Commission in Islamabad, India raises strong objection


In an apparent case of snooping, a drone was spotted hovering inside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on the night of June 26. The incident has rung alarm bells as it happened hours before the Jammu Indian Air Force Base drone attack later on June 27th in which two Indian Air Force personnel...

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Top French court bans drone surveillance in Paris for enforcing lockdown


France’s top court for administrative justice — Conseil d’État — banned the use of surveillance drones by the Paris police for tracking people in public areas who were flouting social distancing norms, citing privacy issues. Conseil d’État held that the use of drones by police will remain suspended until they are equipped with technology which makes it impossible...