Army gets 2 spy planes from UK

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 23:

The British government has delivered two spy aircraft called Islander to the Royal Nepal Army (RNA), according to sources. The aircraft landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday evening. Neither the British Embassy nor RNA has officially announced the delivery.

The Islander aircraft has the surveillance system installed and will be particularly used for spy mission. Equipped with night-vision equipments, the aircraft can fly during both day and night. Apart from the spying purpose, the aircraft can also be used for carrying troops because it can accommodate a dozen people at a time. "It is ideal for short take-off and landing in the mountainous terrain that will increase capability of RNA by 100 per cent," a high ranking official at the Army Headquarters told The Himalayan Times.