In a first, the Indian Army has trained kites to prey on enemy drones and they were shown in action during the ongoing joint training exercise Yuddh Abhyas of India and the US in Uttarakhand’s Auli.
A kite named Arjun trained to prey on enemy drones was shown in action during the ongoing joint training exercise.
During the exercise, the Indian Army created a situation in which the Indian Army used a kite and a dog to identify the location of enemy drones and destroy them. In this, the dog alerts the Indian Army after hearing the sound of the drone. Whereas, the kite works to identify the location of the enemy’s drone and circumcise it in the air.
Such a capability can help the security forces to tackle the menace of drones coming from across the border to Indian areas in Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.
Several cases have been reported where drones coming from the Pakistan side have dropped consignments of drugs, guns, and money in Jammu & Kashmir, and Punjab.
Recently on November 24, Jammu and Kashmir Police recovered a consignment of weapons and Indian currency that were dropped by a Pakistani drone in the Samba district of Jammu.