According to a senior member of the border-guarding force on Friday, the Border Security Force (BSF) has devised a drone system that can drop tear gas shells to help police subdue rioting and demonstrators.
These shells may be fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone using the “drone tear smoke launcher,” according to him, and it “will be a potential force multiplier for the security forces working in the law-and-order management arena.”
According to a Border Security Force (BSF) spokesperson, the new system was recently tested at the organization’s renowned tear smoke unit (TSU) in Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh. The annual governing body meeting of the special unit, which was held in Delhi under the chairmanship of the BSF Director General, was informed of this (DG) Pankaj Kumar Singh.
The TSU, founded in 1976 under the BSF, creates and produces anti-riot tear and smoke bombs for federal and state police forces. In addition to serving in several capacities in the country’s internal security arena, the BSF is principally deployed to secure India’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
At least six tear smoke rounds were densely packed in a metal cage mounted beneath a hexacopter drone in a video clip that the military published. At predetermined locations, the drone system drops the tear shells from the air.
The BSF DG thanked the TSU at the conference for developing a range of non-lethal weapons for the police and security services, noting that “domestic manufacture of these products has decreased the country’s dependency on foreign weapons.”
According to the BSF spokeswoman, the TSU also manufactures several lachrymatory weapons, flash-bang shells, impact weapons, and specially designed items for special missions.