World's Only Counter-Drone Tech, Indrajaal, Unveiled in City

HYDERABAD: Indrajaal, an advancement in drone defence technology, was unveiled in Hyderabad in the presence of Uttarakhand Governor Lt. Gen. (retd) Gurmit Singh on Saturday, with Grene Robotics also commencing its demonstration.

Officials said that this is the world’s only autonomous wide-area anti-drone or counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS). They said it would change the standing of India in the landscape of defence technology, as this is the world’s only anti-drone system capable of protecting against micro, mini, small, large and extra-large drones.

The company said the development comes against the backdrop of India encountering a significant surge in hostile UAV activity over the past two years, with several attempts made to drop weapons, money and narcotics across international borders.

Intelligence reports also indicated that Pakistan's spy agency, ISI, was actively planning to employ drones to smuggle weapons and narcotics into Jammu and Punjab.

Between the India-Pakistan borders, 76 cases were reported in 2020, 109 in 2021, 266 in 2022, and approximately 200 cases in 2023, so far. This concerning upsurge emphasises the urgent need for heightened vigilance and the implementation of effective countermeasures to safeguard national security, officials said.

Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh said, “Indrajaal marks a groundbreaking advancement in defence technology that is set to reshape the security landscape for defence, public infrastructure, and private sectors. This system will not only enhance our nation's self-reliant military capabilities but also address the urgent need of the hour to defend against the increasing threat of drones.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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