Student's brainchild helps to detect landmines

Indian student Harshwardhan Zala meeting Central Reserve Police Force officers to show them a drone he designed. The meeting took place at the Rapid Action Force Camp on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Sunday. Zala began working on a prototype of the d
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Indian student Harshwardhan Zala meeting Central Reserve Police Force officers to show them a drone he designed. The meeting took place at the Rapid Action Force Camp on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Sunday. Zala began working on a prototype of the drone, which detects landmines, after reading about high army casualties caused by landmines. The 14-year-old has also signed an agreement to look into the possibility of wider production of the drones for the Gujarat government.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2017, with the headline 'Student's brainchild helps to detect landmines'. Print Edition | Subscribe