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  • India in talks to buy US Predator drones, has eye on Pakistan, China

    NEW DELHI: India is in talks with the United States to purchase 40 Predator surveillance drones, officials said, a possible first step towards acquiring the armed version of the aircraft and a development likely to annoy Pakistan...

    India is trying to equip the military with more unmanned technologies to gather intelligence as well as boost its firepower along the vast land borders with Pakistan and China...

  • View from abroad: Mowing the grass with drones

    WITH so much going on in the world, two recent events went largely unnoticed: Pakistan’s use of an indigenously manufactured drone to attack militants in the tribal areas, and the killing of two British Muslim fighters in Syria by a US-made Reaper drone operated by British forces...

    While we in Pakistan are long accustomed to American drones killing militants (and, occasionally, civilians) in our country, David Cameron based his...

  • Drones — One white death can change everything

    Indeed, drones have been the darlings of the Obama administration; their remote capabilities and their reputed precision allowing them to claim the heads of a bunch of Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives without ever having to worry about American soldiers returning in caskets...

    Reducing brown bodies in other countries to dots on digital screens, the drone campaign with its 514 hits in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen has been feted and...

  • Senator calls for shifting drones from CIA to US military

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: A key US senator has demanded shifting the drone programme from the CIA to the American military even as media reports revealed that a presidential exemption allowed the agency to increase the air strikes in Pakistan...

    Also read: Obama gave CIA 'secret waiver' for Pakistan drone strikes: report“I think it should be conducted and oversight and administered by the Department of Defence,” said the senator, adding...

  • Use of drones to be banned in Japan’s urban areas

    TOKYO: Japan plans to ban the public from flying drones above residential areas and at night, as it scrambles to legislate after a device was found on top of the prime minister’s office in April...

    Only operators who are deemed to have taken sufficient safety steps will be able to use drones near airports and in residential areas, the regulations say...

  • India eyes breakthrough on purchase of US surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

    Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under former President Barack Obama but have drifted under Trump, who has courted Asian rival China as he seeks Beijing's help to contain North Korea's nuclear programme...

    If the Indian navy gets the unarmed surveillance drones it wants to keep watch over the Indian Ocean it would be the first such purchase by a...

  • Protest against drones at US base in Germany

    The demonstration was organised by the alliance “Stop Ramstein — No Drone War”, which says the Ramstein base transmits information between operators in the United States and unmanned drone aircraft in places such as Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria...

    The use of drones is highly controversial in Germany, where an aversion to military conflict has prevailed since World War Two...

  • US considering drones in North Africa to monitor Islamic State: WSJ

    WASHINGTON: The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of Daesh or the self-styled Islamic State in Libya, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a senior administration official...

    It quoted officials as saying any such facility would likely be an existing base under the control of the host country, with the United States receiving...

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