Drones for Indian Navy?
India had previously shown interest in purchasing these drones from the US, but attempts were thwarted as India was not a member of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
India seeks to purchase drones from US for maritime security
India has sent a letter of request (LoR) to the US seeking to purchase patrol drones for protection and vigilance of its maritime assets in the Indian Ocean, sources said.
The letter of request (LoR) sent by New Delhi a week ago comes less than a fortnight after India was inducted into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and recognised by the US as a “major defense partner” after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, earlier in June.
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