UAVs to be used in anti-Naxal operations

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UAVs to be used in anti-Naxal operations
New Delhi, Nov 12: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be used to detect Naxal hideouts in dense forests and monitor the movement of ultras to help ground forces carry out precision attacks, a Home Ministry official said.

According to the official, the UAVs will gather and record information which will be shared among the security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations, specially in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Maharashtra and West Bengal.

"We are satisfied with the UAV trials in Hissar and Delhi. If we are satisfied with next stage of trials, we will take the help of UAVs in our operations against Naxals," official said.

"Since Maoists are keep changing their movements, deployment of UAVs will certainly be an advantage for security forces," the official added.

Security experts also want to see which of the UAV variants will be useful in forests and hills as most of the Maoist bases are located there only.

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