Timely drone deployment could have saved lives: CRPF

Timely drone deployment could have saved lives: CRPF   "We had requested the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) to provide us with UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) support from 8am to 5pm on December 1st to ensure that our jawans got adequate cover throughout the duration of [a CRPF] operation on the fateful day," he told Khabar South Asia. "However, the UAV arrived in Sukma from Hyderabad only at 11.30am, and it was taken off from service at around 1.30 pm on the pretext that it did not have enough fuel to fly for the entire duration. Had the UAV been in operation we could possibly have saved many lives." Hasan said the drone arrived about an hour too late after Maoist fighters opened fire on a contingent of government forces including CRPF personnel, near Kasalpada village. The ...
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