Indian special forces acquire state of art gear, weapons

latest round of acquisitions include semi-automatic sniper rifles and even the world's smallest spy cam.

With India forced to modernise its security forces, the elite is also not behind.

It is in this context that the National Security Guard or NSG has also been provided with state of the art weapon systems and gadgets.

The latest round of acquisitions include semi-automatic sniper rifles and even the world’s smallest spy cam.

Equipped with three hi-tech cameras, the Black Hornet spy-cam drone helps commandos scout for danger ahead, said NSG sources.

The nano drone weighs just 16 grams, but can reach speeds of over 22 miles per hour (35 km/h). It also comes with an in-built GPS device with autonomous flight functions.

The Black Hornet Nano is a military micro unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Norway’s Prox dynamics AS.

It need be mentioned that it is also used by armed forces of the United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Netherlands.

He also said that the National Security Guard has introduced weaponised drones as a part of upgradation process.

The NSG will soon look to induct underwater drones too so that they are able to stay relevant across all terrains adn altitudes.

The idea behind acquiring new weaponry is to lend an element of sophistication to business of protection, an
official said.

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