The defense ministry permitted the Army to buy a short-range air defense system to protect the Indo-China border from enemy planes and drones.

By Indiatoday (Manjeet Negi): The Indian Army will add two different kinds of very short-range air defense systems to help it fight China in the high-altitude mountains.

The defense ministry permitted the Army to buy a short-range air defense system to protect the Indo-China border from enemy planes and drones.

The first Very Short Air Defence System type will be fired from the shoulder. It will be made as part of the “Make in India” program, which encourages foreign companies to work with Indian companies. The French company Thales, the Indian company Bharat Dynamics Limited, and the Swedish company Saab could all participate in this competition.

The system will be on a tripod and was made by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). It was made with the help of its development-to-production partner model and will have a lot of help from the private sector.