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Army gets weapon locating radar from DRDO

NEW DELHI: An indigenous weapon locating radar was today handed over to the army by state-run military weapons developer DRDO and it is likely to deployed along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
The DRDO also handed over a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) recce vehicle and NBC drugs to the army.
Sources said four weapon locating radar (WLRs) were deployed along the LoC for trial and it proved to be effective as artillery fire from Pakistani side had come down after their deployment.
The WLR Swathi provides fast, automatic and accurate location of enemy weapons like mortars, shells and rockets in its 50 km range, a senior DRDO official said.
The ceremony to hand over the radar, the NBC Recce vehicle and the NBC drugs was attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat besides top brass of DRDO. (AGENCIES)

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