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New Delhi, March 10: India plans to buy 30 armed Predator drones from the US .


According to media reports New Delhi is expected to conclude $3 billion deal to purchase 30 MQ-9B Predator drones manufactured by San Diego-based General Atomics next month.


The MQ-9B drone can fly for about 48 hours and carry a payload of about 1,700 kilograms. Last year, India leased two unarmed MQ-9 Predators as border tensions with China threatened to spin into a full-blown conflict.

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