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Israel produces drones that use free-falling bombs, can carry a tonne
World

Israel produces drones that use free-falling bombs, can carry a tonne

After more than two decades of secrecy, Israel in July went public about its pioneering armed drones developed as part of an array of stand-off surveillance and striking options since it was blindsided by tank incursions during a 1973 war

Iran: Drone bombs defence factory in Isfahan, Israel hand suspected
World

Iran: Drone bombs defence factory in Isfahan, Israel hand suspected

Iran’s defence ministry offered no information on who it suspected carried out the attack, which came as a refinery fire separately broke out in the country's northwest and a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck nearby, killing three people

Barrage of Russian missile, drone strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11
World

Barrage of Russian missile, drone strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11

Crowds of people took cover in Kyiv's metro stations as an air raid alert sounded at rush hour before Russia unleashed its latest in a campaign of attacks on the power grid since October that has caused sweeping outages during winter

Now China has laser-powered drones that can stay aloft ‘forever’. Should we worry?
Explainers

Now China has laser-powered drones that can stay aloft ‘forever’. Should we worry?

Researchers in China have successfully powered unmanned aerial vehicles via high-energy laser beams in an experiment. Here’s how they did it and why some remain sceptical of the technology

India's new flying machine guns: Know all about the deadly 25lg drones
India

India's new flying machine guns: Know all about the deadly 25lg drones

The DRDO has developed a 25lg drone that can be armed with a machine gun. The gun on the drone can carry around 150 rounds and can fire in two modes - single shot and automatic

Seoul says North Korean drone entered crucial no-fly zone
World

Seoul says North Korean drone entered crucial no-fly zone

Pyongyang then sent five drones across the border into South Korean airspace on 26 December, the first such incident in five years, prompting Seoul to scramble jets to respond

Age of Death Machines is Here? How drones in Ukraine war could pave the way for killer robots
World

Age of Death Machines is Here? How drones in Ukraine war could pave the way for killer robots

According to military analysts, combatants, and artificial intelligence researchers, the longer the war lasts, the more likely it is that drones will be used to identify, select, and attack targets without the assistance of humans

Punjab: BSF shoots down another Pakistan drone in Amritsar, falls across border
India

Punjab: BSF shoots down another Pakistan drone in Amritsar, falls across border

The drone was found lying 20 metres inside Pakistan territory opposite Indian border post Bharopal when a search was conducted on Wednesday morning, a BSF spokesperson said.

Loitering munitions: Powerful battlefield enabler, now integrated into greater strategy of war
Opinion

Loitering munitions: Powerful battlefield enabler, now integrated into greater strategy of war

There is great action evolving in loitering munitions. They will be a cost effective force multiplying game-changer. India’s private sector is well equipped to develop these as a part of the drone culture and revolution already under way in India

Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistan drone in Tarn Taran, over 2 kg heroin recovered
India

Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistan drone in Tarn Taran, over 2 kg heroin recovered

The BSF personnel carried out another round of search operation on Tuesday morning during which they found the broken drone in a field

WATCH: How Indian kite takes the bite out of Pakistan drones
India

WATCH: How Indian kite takes the bite out of Pakistan drones

Auli in Uttarakhand is also playing host to the 18th edition of Yudh Abhyas, the joint training exercise held annually by the Indian Army and their American counterparts

WATCH: Indian kite to bite Pakistan drones mid-air
India

WATCH: Indian kite to bite Pakistan drones mid-air

Auli in Uttarakhand is also playing host to the 18th edition of Yudh Abhyas, the joint training exercise held annually by the Indian Army and their American counterparts

Counter-Strike: How the Indian Army is training kites to fight Pakistani drones
Explainers

Counter-Strike: How the Indian Army is training kites to fight Pakistani drones

Taking a cue from the Netherlands and France, India is now training birds of prey to take on enemy drones. The move comes in the backdrop of incidents of unmanned aerial vehicles bringing drugs, arms, and ammunition across the border more than doubling from 2021

WATCH: Pakistan using Chinese drones to quell insurgency in Balochistan
World

WATCH: Pakistan using Chinese drones to quell insurgency in Balochistan

A PLA contingent from China based in Pasni, near the Balochistan capital of Quetta allegedly helps the Pakistan Army in operating the Chinese CH-4 drones. The Pakistan Army has a naval air station at Pasni, known as PNS Makran

Explained: How Iran is benefitting from the Russia-Ukraine war
World

Explained: How Iran is benefitting from the Russia-Ukraine war

Facing a protest at home against its autocratic rule, Iran has used the Russian war in Ukraine to promote its national interests, as defined by its leadership

BSF shoots down Pakistani drone along Punjab border
India

BSF shoots down Pakistani drone along Punjab border

BSF personnel at the Shahpur border outpost fired 17 rounds after they noticed the drone coming from the Pakistani side around 4:30 am

Ukraine to reduce Iran's diplomatic presence over supplying drones to Russia
World

Ukraine to reduce Iran's diplomatic presence over supplying drones to Russia

Earlier Kyiv said one civilian was killed during a Russian attack with drones on the southern port city of Odessa and one Iranian-designed unmanned vehicle was shot down by Ukrainian forces

Villagers spot Pakistan drone in J&K's Jakh; searches underway
India

Villagers spot Pakistan drone in J&K's Jakh; searches underway

The Deputy Superintendent of Police said that they started the search operation after the villagers informed them about a suspected drone

Search operation carried out in J&K's Samba after suspected drone activity
India

Search operation carried out in J&K's Samba after suspected drone activity

According to the officials, an illegal flying object, believed to be a Pakistani drone, hovered for over five minutes over Sarthi Kalan, Dera and Madoon villages in the border outpost area of Regal, 10 km south of Samba

Two Bangladeshis arrested for using drone in Kolkata's Victoria Memorial area
India

Two Bangladeshis arrested for using drone in Kolkata's Victoria Memorial area

An initial investigation revealed the two Bangladeshis had no permission for flying the drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle, an official said