“The drones will be useful equipment during the tractor rally,” a senior CRPF officer said. “The drones can fly at a vertical height of 500 metres and a range of 10 kilometres. And we will use this to track the tractors in real-time,” he said.
Delhi Police has also denied permission for the tractor rally which the farmers are said to carry on with. Armed with surveillance and anti-riot drone, the RAF is keeping itself prepared with technology and additional boots on the ground.
The drones were used to closely monitor the crowd during protests in Shaheen Bagh and JNU. The indigenous anti-riot drone is one of its kind equipment, specially manufactured for the RAF. It has the capacity to capture high definition images as well as live video recording which is telecast to a monitor in the control room or vehicle. It can also be used to drop tear gas shells at a crowd.