India Tightens Security: Bars Chinese Parts in Military Drones
In a move underscoring escalating security concerns, India has taken a stringent step against using Chinese-made components in its military drones. The decision was made in light of apprehensions about potential security vulnerabilities, as reported by defense and industry insiders.
India’s move comes against the backdrop of heightened tensions with its neighboring nation, China. As part of its military modernization, India is eyeing an increased use of sophisticated unmanned devices. But it’s not just about acquiring more equipment. Authorities are deeply concerned about the risk of intelligence leaks from Chinese parts embedded in drones, which could jeopardize communication, imaging, radio transmission, and essential software functions.
It’s important to note, this isn’t the first time concerns about China’s tech have been raised. The U.S. Congress had put a halt on the Pentagon’s dealings with Chinese drones or their parts back in…