Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police is fielding robotic weapons against protesters in Kashmir to minimize injuries to its personnel in stone pelting.
Highly placed police sources told Greater Kashmir that robotic weapons will help police forces to ‘maintain law and order, particularly during violent protests and stone pelting.’
Giving details of the sophisticated weapon, a police official said, “Northern Lights Tactical make RPG-A5 Remote Paintball Gun helps police to target potential threat without risking the lives of its men”
“A .68-caliber Tippmann-A5 paintball action gun with camera mounted on a small remotely operated tank can go to any extent in vulnerable area and hit the target accurately, without risking the lives of our policemen,” he said.
He added that due to the caliber of the gun it can also be loaded with pepper-ball rounds for remote crowd control.
Sources added that due to bulk loader tank under moving robotic tank, it can shoot three rounds in one go and adjustable mount cradle with strong remote control makes it useful for all forces.
“The gadget will be deployed at vulnerable zones and it will automatically target the stone pelters, the official said.