India has sought from the US 100 latest unmanned aerial vehicles, both armed and surveillance versions, worth $2 billion to bolster its arsenal amid recurring incursions by Chinese soldiers.
No formal commitment from US
- India is looking for about 100 drones worth $2 billion
- While talks in this regard have accelerated in the past few months, the US has not made any formal commitment or given a public indication pending India’s application to joining Missile Technology Control Regime
- Italy, which is upset with New Delhi’s treatment to its marines, appears to have currently blocked India becoming a member of MTCR