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US approves US$4 billion armed drone deal for India

The United States on Thursday approved a US$4 billion sale of state-of-the-art drones to India, offering a new edge to the growing US partner as border tensions simmer with China.

The sale marks a milestone in Indian purchases of American weapons after New Delhi’s historic reliance on weapons from Russia, which have been increasingly controversial due to sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine.

Indian officials had discussed the drones during a state visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year at the invitation of US President Joe Biden, following Indian skirmishes both with China and its historic adversary Pakistan.

After months of discussion, the State Department said it had informed Congress of the sale, which includes 31 MQ-9B Sky Guardians, the most advanced among its Predator drones built by General Atomics.


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“The proposed sale will improve India’s capability to meet current and future threats by enabling unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance patrols in sea lanes of operation,” a State Department statement said.

“India has demonstrated a commitment to modernising its military and will have no difficulty absorbing these articles and services into its armed forces.”

The Sea Guardians can monitor the seas as well as submarines and can remain airborne for 35 hours at a time, fire Hellfire missiles and carry around 450kg (1,000 pounds) of bombs.

The deal also includes sophisticated communications and surveillance equipment, 170 Hellfire missiles and 310 Laser Small Diameter Bombs, a precision glide bomb.

The sale still needs approval by the US Congress, where most lawmakers favour strong relations with India but several members, especially on the left of Biden’s