US likely to sell Guardian drones to India


WASHINGTON: The US is prone to react emphatically to India's solicitation for 22 unarmed innovative multi-mission Predator Guardian rambles for sea reconnaissance, particularly in the Indian Ocean, sources have said. 

The move comes after India was assigned a " significant protection partner+ " of the US in June. 

Inside weeks of that assignment, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Barack Obama at the White House toward the beginning of June, the Indian Navy had sent an official letter of solicitation (LoR) in February to Department of Defense towards buy of 22 Predator Guardian UAVs. 

The US government has not settled on a formal choice on it yet, but rather is accepted to have begun a bury organization process on the Indian solicitation. 

As indicated by sources, the US organization trusts that an endorsement of such a noteworthy military deal would help in "fixing India-US barrier relationship", get "another level of solace" between the two militaries and would be considered as an enduring legacy for India as well as for the Asia-Pacific turn of the active president. 

Authorities trust the offer of predator Guardian UAVs would go about as a power multiplier for India's sea observation abilities in the Indian Ocean locale; which recently has gotten to be one of the key American target in the Asia Pacific area. 

Top legislative sources affirmed that Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar+ and US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter had nitty gritty talks on predator Guardian UAV to satisfy oceanic observation prerequisites.