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BSF claims developing of teargas shell-dropping drone

New Delhi, September 03 (KMS): Indian Border Security Force has claimed developing a teargas shell-dropping drone system that can be used by police for controlling protesters

Indian news agency Press Trust of India quoted a senior officer of BSF as having said the “drone tear smoke launcher” can be used for launching these shells from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone and it “will be a potential force multiplier for the security forces working in the law-and-order management domain”.

A BSF spokesperson said the new system was tested recently at its famed tear smoke unit (TSU) in Tekanpur area of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

As per a media report, the TSU was established under the BSF in 1976 and it develops and manufactures anti-riot tear smoke munitions for supply to both Indian central and state police forces. The BSF is primarily deployed to guard the Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, besides playing a variety of roles in the country’s internal security domain.

A video clip shared by the force showed at least six tear smoke shells placed tightly in a metal cage fixed under a hexacopter drone. The drone system drops the tear shells from the air at designated spots, reads the report.

The TSU also produces a variety of other lachrymatory munitions, flash-bang shells, impact munitions and customised products for special operations, the BSF spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, reacting to the development, the political experts and analysts have expressed the apprehension that this system will add another lethal weapon to the arsenal of Indian forces using various brutal tactics to suppress the just struggle of the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to secured freedom from India’s subjugation. They say that the Indian police will use this system to disperse anti-India demonstrations in the occupied territory.

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