Pakistan on Monday inducted the first fleet of indigenously developed Strategic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), named Burraq and Shahpar UAV Systems, into the Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force.

An official statement from the Inter Services Public Relations described it as “a landmark and historic event” and an effective force multiplier which has been added to the inventory of the armed forces. In the future, these UAVs could also be gainfully employed in various socio-economic development projects as well, it pointed out.

Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on the occasion said the drones would substantially enhance target acquisition capabilities.