Army to deploy robots to fight militancy in Kashmir

Army will soon use indigenously built robots to fight militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said today. The report said that the robots will be used to deliver the ammunition at intended location.

According to Hindustan Times newspaper, the defence ministry has approved an army proposal which has raised a demand for 544 robots to be used during anti-insurgency operations.

“The way the situation is evolving (in J&K), it may just be a matter of time when security forces as a whole, and Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in particular, will be facing the threat in built-up and super built-up areas,” the army said, making a strong case for robotic platforms.

The robots to be made indigenously could be used to deliver ammunition like stun grenades at militant hideouts besides gathering real-time inputs prior to manual insertion, said the report.

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