Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, have of late changed the concept of warfare. They have reduced the number of casualties that used to take place in a ‘manned platform’. An aerial vehicle can be remotely controlled from thousands of kilometres away.
But, in India, there was a concern with regard to the use of drones. Drones, being unregulated earlier, posed a tremendous threat to security along with the coherent treat of espionage and snooping. “We call it Special Technical Help (STH) in the army. It provides a lot of aid to the foot soldier with technical assistance,” says war veteran Colonel Mir Ziauddin. Continue reading