The state police will now use drones for aerial surveillance and maintaining law and order in Rajasthan. Under its modernisation process, the police have purchased 10 drones and propose to buy 30 more soon.
“Drones have already been dispatched to different police ranges in Rajasthan,” Rajasthan director general of police (DGP) Manoj Bhatt told HT. He said the decision to purchase drones was taken following successful use of hired drones at a few event including public fairs in the past. “It (use of drones) proved to be very effective,” Bhatt said.
Sharing details about the drones, additional DGP, police modernisation and welfare, Bhupendra Duk said that out of the 10 drones, six are big and four are small. “The drones were procured through tender process at ₹2.25 crore,” he said. “Proposals to buy another 30 drones have been sent to the Government of India via Rajasthan government, so that drones