According to a report, Pakistan will deploy Chinese CH-4 drones, the Chinese version of the American MQ-9 Reaper, along the Line of Control (LOC) to thwart any infiltration from the Eastern border.
The report has rung alarm bells in India as Pakistan is procuring CH-4 drones in bulk from China.
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It adds that Pakistan recently sent a 10 member team led by Brigadier Zafar Iqbal to China to finalize the minor details and initiate the procurement procedure from Aerospace Long-March International Trade Company (ALIT).
Brigadier Iqbal had previously visited China in December last year to oversee the factory acceptance test of CH-4 drones.
In 2018, Pakistan had also acquired 48 Wing Loong-II drones from China to consolidate its defensive capabilities.
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A bit about CH-4
There are 2 versions of CH-4 drones; CH-4A and CH-4B.
A CH-4 drone can carry 6 weapons and has a payload capacity of 345Kgs. It can fire air-to-ground missiles from a height of 16,000 feet.
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