The drone can provide real-time video transmission and has advanced night vision capabilities, the sources said.
They also said it is likely to be deployed in eastern Ladakh, adding the deployment is likely to enhance surveillance in the high-altitude and mountain terrain.
The region has witnessed a face-off between the armies of India and China. Last month, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in Galwan. There were casualties on the Chinese side as well but the number of fatalities were not known.
When asked whether the drone could be deployed in other border areas, the sources said the Army will decide on it.
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