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Regulations for Drones in India

The 2017 draft guidelines on the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, indicate a reversal of the government’s earlier misgivings about drone technology. However, in a field with rapid technological advances, the long delays in framing drone regulatory norms, and the as yet non-existent policy, could mean a failure to harness the innovative potential of civilian drones.

Offer of F-16 Aircraft: India Needs an Effective Air Force, Not a Bloated One

With many plans on the table for the IAF to make major acquisitions, it is necessary to consider the fact that multirole combat aircraft, along with upgrades to existing assets, and force multipliers such as airborne warning and control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, surface-to-air missiles, and a network centric warfare capability coupled with a greatly improved security environment give India the unique opportunity to build a modern, effective and affordable air force.

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