NC Monitoring Desk
NEW DELHI: Indian Ministry of Defence will acquire 544 robots in order to fight extremist groups in the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir, according to a report in Hindustan Times. Military sources told the newspaper that the MoD gave a green light to develop the machines. The robots will have surveillance cameras and transmission systems with a range of 200 meters, and will be able to deliver ammunition to the soldiers, they said. At present the forces operating in that restive territory, the only India’s state with a Muslim majority, are using a remotely operated vehicle, Daksh, for handling improvised explosive devices. The force has been using a locally-produced remotely operated vehicle, Daksh, for handling improvised explosive devices.