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3 Idiots' UAV adopted by BSF, CRPF to fight anti-terror

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Published: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 12:59 [IST]

The song 'All Is Well" in the Blockbuster movie 3 Idiots showed Ranchodas Shamaldas Chanchad aka Phunsukh Wangdu a.k.a Aamir Khan trying to fix a helicopter like device, which ultimately records the suicide of a classmate in its maiden flight. This device evidently grabbed eyeballs in the movie, since the idea has been adopted by the security forces of India.

Now, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are using this device to fight anti-terror and counter-insurgency operations. The machine in the movie is the same as the one built by Idea-Forge, a company founded by three IIT-Bombay alumni. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have tied up with Idea-Forge to refine the UAV and have named it Netra.

What started out in a movie is now going to be used to fight terrorism taking the whole concept of being innovative to a whole new level. Clearly, the Vinod Chopra camp is ahead of their game not only in terms of filming but also technology in general.

Topics: 3 idiots, aamir khan
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