Induction of Drones in Indian Air Force
In order to meet its operational requirements the Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to increase the strength of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in a phased manner. These include Micro and Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft.
The Remotely Piloted Aircraft are employed for surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering tasks and not for filling gaps in our Air Defence capability
This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri H.K. DUA in Rajya Sabha today