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DRDO hands over this aircraft to Indian Air Force.

[A]. Rustom
[B]. Netra
[C]. Lakshya
[D]. Kapothaka

Answer: Option B


The Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) has handed over the second airborne warning plane, Netr-a, to the Indian Air Force. The Netra, an Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC) aircraft, it is useful for surveillance, tracking, identification and classification of airborne and sea surface targets and is useful in detecting incoming ballistic missile threats. The Netra had played a stellar role during the Balakot airstrikes that had been carried out by the IAF in February this year. It provided surveillance and radar coverage to the five Mirage jets that bombed terror launch pads in Balakot in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

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