India was designated a major defence partner
of the U.S. in June. Within weeks of that designation, after Prime
Minister Narendra Modi met US President Barack Obama at the White House , the Indian Navy
had sent an official letter of request (LoR). The request was sent to the department of
defense towards purchase of 22 high-tech multi-mission Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The unmanned aircraft is manufactured by General
Atomics Aeronautical Systems. This is the first major request of arms sale
purchase by India after Obama designated New Delhi as a major strategic defense partner. India was not part of Missile Technology Control
Regime earlier which is a pre requisite for getting these drones. The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
is a multilateral export control regime. It is an informal and voluntary partnership
among 35 countries to prevent the proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology
capable of carrying above 500 kg payload for more than 300 km. India has recently become part of the Missile
Technology Control Regime with USA’s backing, opening the doors for purchase of Predator
drones. India need these drones to meet the challenges
posed by China and Pakistan. Here are the specifics: 1. There has been increased Chinese activities
in the Indian ocean region.China has been very aggressive in its posturing in recent
past. India wants to buy these drones to monitor
the presence of Chinese submarines and warships in Indian Ocean. 2. New Delhi could use these to monitor the Indo
Pakistan border region and can also use it to hunt militants across Pakistan. Unlike aircrafts the drones have a very big
advantage , that is ,it has no pilots. Now India’s enemy will know that they can
be struck from the air without India thinking too much that there would be a pilot who may
get shot down. This sends a strong deterrent signal. Note that Predator C Avenger is the latest
version of Predator drones. Previous version are MQ-1 Predator (Predator
A) and MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) The major capabilities of the drones are as
follows: 1. Flying at an altitude of 50,000 feet, these
drones have the capacity to fly non-stop for about 24 hours and monitor the movement of
objects as small as a football on a real time basis. 2. It is controlled remotely by 2 ground control
crews. It has a max speed of 740 km/hr. 3. The Predator C Avenger is an armed drone and
is equipped with different air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles including Hellfire
missiles. It can carry weapons in internal bay as well
as in 6 external hard points. 4. It can take to the skies in any weather condition,
day/night and strike pre-designated targets with pin-point accuracy. 5. Unlike the previous MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9
Reaper, it is powered by a turbofan engine and its design includes stealth features such
as internal weapons storage, and an S-shaped exhaust for a reduced infrared signature and
radar signature 6. The drone can provide world-class Intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability to India, which will include both high-definition
radar and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) coverage along borders. The US has successfully deployed different
versions of Predator drones in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are some of the examples: 1. According to USA government figures, between
2009 and 31 December 2015, USA has launched 473 strikes, mostly with drones, that killed
between what it said were 2,372 and 2,581 terrorists. 2. Mullah Akhtar Mansoor taliban leader was killed
in Pakistan after his car attacked by several US drones. 3. The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah
Mehsud, was also killed in a US drone strike in 2013. 4. The Islamic State on January 19, 2016, admitted
that its notorious executioner Jihadi John was killed in an American drone strike on
November 12, 2015. Currently, India operates a variety of drones,
from hand-launched models to Israeli-origin Herons. With the exception of the Harpy that can be
used as a suicide bomber since it self-destructs on impact with a chosen target, all are battlefield
and theatre surveillance crafts. Rustom 2 armed drone being developed by DRDO
still has a long way to go before it becomes operational. India is the second-largest buyer of US arms
in 2014, up from virtually nothing five years ago. During his recent visit to New Delhi, US Defense
Secretary Ashton Carter assured Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar that it would soon
receive all the 22 Avenger UAVs for fulfilling its maritime surveillance requirements. Unverified reports have confirmed that India
will receive these drones. If the transaction goes through, India will
become one of the first countries to buy the casually called ‘killing machines’, Predator
Avenger drones. Predator Avenger would act as a force multiplier
for India’s with its advanced surveillance capabilities in the Indo China border and
Indian Ocean region.

Eugene Islam


  1. Real reason behind India's freedom was Navy Revolt in 1946, duratma gandhi has zero contribution

  2. Videos and their formats (voices, explanations,the counting) are just amazing, I really love the way the videos are.Thanx and never change it.

  3. Informative and well done, voice gets better and better. You might have mentioned China's extensive drone arsenal, some of which I believe are armed if memory serves.

  4. I really like the way the video is made. Defense Updates has done a great work for collecting such pin point data. Kindly update some information on Indian Armed units (Military)as well.

  5. so they can pass them on to Russia in exchange for some other weapon system's secrets.

    D.O.D Don't do it!

  6. The Bunghi Republic of Bharat only dreams of power that it will never have and never will.Even the Rundy who is pushing this propaganda will never be able to match any Chinese weapons.  They run as they did from the Frontier Forces of China. Go back to your mud hut and contine eating your Dal Baht!

  7. Real reason behind India's freedom was Navy Revolt in 1946, duratma gandhi has zero contribution

  8. i dont really like India but i am happy they are against pakistan. i am happy for India tho. im sure they have Americas blessing. we never did like pakistan anyways. it will be a good thing if we sell some predator them at a discount.

  9. Thanks for the information. Extra special thanks for the accurate subtitles and that background music which makes the video like it has been taken just recently from a Mission Impossible movie, making your videos much more attractive to watch through. 😀

  10. You are literate foolish if you are bewitched by Pakistan. Why are you in favor of Pakistan whose PM Sharif was ready to drop atom bomb during Kargil War? Not only Hindus but Muslims also were to be killed. Pakistan isn't thinking about Hindustani Muslims but some Indian Muslims are so blind that they have shut their eyes to detect Pakistani terrorist Politicians.

  11. sorry you cant have it both ways India, you want to buy russian made fighter planes , go buy drones from russia too, lol the answer is NO WAY HOSE lol

  12. I think that India have a good chance of getting the drones they need to protect their borders and sea area from the Chinese with the new president in office here. America don't want China to be building up their military any further in the region, and is willing to help it's allies there.

  13. Mr intikhab Hussain kuch zyaada bolrahe jalke Inko ye nahi maloom rustum 2 drone made by india lekin bhikari pak doesn't have even one..even though it has its made by china toys

  14. guns not work there always have men behind it and india dnt have any fearless man thats why india is gonna buy drones

  15. and, the US should trade them this technology in exchange for the electromagnetic radiative technology India has developed to counter IBM and other missile technology. other countries have merely stolen Drone technology. India has a few technologically unique military projects, most of which are notably defensive in posture which the US should have an interest in.

  16. India isn't buying Pred C Avenger, they are buying the new Predator B "Certified" or Sky Guardian. It's a recon version and not weaponized. The British also recently signed a contract to purchase it but they are calling it Protector I think.

  17. For those Americans,
    As long as terrorism is concerned INDIA will definitely support USA but apart from that India doesn't give shit about the existence of America.. "Russia-India" 😎 enough said

  18. India is importing from USA because politicians wants huge kicbacks and most of the Indian engineers are joke, the best leave country at first attempt.

  19. US modern weapons dat were intercepted by Syrian Soviets includin UK,Fra together. imagine strikes of US,UK,Fra against Syrian Soviets only? only Syrian old Soviets intercepted major strikes of UK,US,Fra….. I can't stop laughing and I know dat Great is watching and laughing at US,UK,Fra cus ONLY Syrian Soviets handle d strike of so called super powers of US allies……😁😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  20. Only Syrian Soviets of 40yrs old intercepted d strikes of US,fra,uk…imagine how Syrian army resisted and highly coped wid such strikes…. I know dat his Excellency d president of Super Russia "Great Putin" is watching them and laughing with me😁😂😂😂😂.. Putin is watching and puting things in order….I love Russia, Iran and China

  21. Why the hell should we sell our most secret drones to a country that, on paper, is an ally of the United States, yet turns around and sells the BRAHMOS hypersonic missle system to Russia, who in turn, will be using that technology against our warships?!?!? Sounds like the Indians must first make up their minds as to who they are really allied with before any more military deals are made!!! And if they do end up getting our drones, how do we know they're not going to turn around and hand one over to Russia??? Why aren't they offering the BRAHMOS system to the US in turn for the drones??? Sounds to me like India is trying to play both sides of the coin, and we're getting fucked for it!!! If they want to become a true ally to the US, they must first cut off ALL ties with Russia!!! And they must offer US something highly valuable in return for the drones and sign, on paper that they will NEVER give our technology away!!! If not, then fuck then!!! Make your own fucking drones…if you can, which I doubt because they have the second highest population on Earth, but one of the highest poverty levels on the planet!! Kill your own fucking chicken India!!

  22. Why can’t India make their own drones? Oh, what makes me think India can make their own drone when they can’t make their own toilets…my bad!

  23. Now we want predator drones with F-35 and F-18 for our big naval fleet and yes last not the least we need USA Submarine to counter China ,yes subs from United states of America because I trust powerful Allie like USA

  24. This major shift by India that resulted in them buying more and more of their weapons systems from US and Europe was expected. With the rise of India's GDP came greater military budgets. And when you have more money to buy stuff then you don't want to buy technology that is good enough, you want the best there is. Russian military technology was good enough and cheap. On the other hand, Western military technology costs more money but you get that qualitative edge every military is looking for. I'm glad India is our partner and hopefully our relations will advance even more in the future. Just recently Pentagon has given a green light for the transfer of technology for the EMALS electromagnetic launching system from our new Ford class carriers to India. India will be installing EMALS into their future domestically built aircraft carriers. Hopefully we will get something in return, for example allow Raytheon engineers a week with the Brahmos missile. LOL…

  25. Deny them there buying Russian raider plans and anti air missile’s. We denied them the f35 now the want drones I say no.

  26. If this drone is anti radar (Stealth) it is even deadlier. The avenger is already being tested but kept low profile. The Reaper MQ-9 is still so advance that so many wanted to buy.

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