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US Offers Armed Drones To India

Web Desk(July 19, 2018): The US has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior American official and an industry source told Reuters.

If the deal comes to fruition, it would be the first time Washington has sold a large armed drone to a country outside the Nato alliance. It would also be the first high-tech unmanned aircraft in the region, where tensions between India and Pakistan run high.In April, President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of the US arms export policy aimed at expanding sales to allies. The plan included a new drone export policy that allowed lethal drones that can fire missiles, and surveillance drones of all sizes, to be more widely available to allies.