Taking a step forward in the modernization of its police force, Chandigarh will acquire the Golden Hawk, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), to keep an eye on the city.
Officials of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in Bangalore Wednesday gave a live demonstration of the UAV before senior officials of Chandigarh police.
“The UAV will be very helpful in maintaining law and order during VIP visits, rallies, demonstrations and in case of any disaster or calamity,” P.K. Srivastava, inspector general of Chandigarh police, told reporters.
The Golden Hawk can fly up to the height of 100 metres and can do continuous recording for 30 minutes, he added.
“After seeing the recording, police can plan their strategy accordingly. We are satisfied with the trial,” he added.
“The Golden Hawk will run on battery and can fly at a stretch for 30 minutes. Night vision cameras are also installed on it. Special training will be provided to Chandigarh police officials to operate the device,” said another official.