However, the requirement to add robots has been felt after Pakistan retaliated to the Balakot airstrike, in which Indian military installations were targetted, bombs were dropped which remained unexploded and continued to be a threat.
According to the sources, the Unexploded Ordnance Handling Robot (UXOR) was not officially introduced by the Indian Air Force, it was used to defuse the bombs.
The robot is indigenously designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and is on display at the Defence Expo in Lucknow.
Presently, the IAF is in process of procuring these robots after they have been put through several trials.
DRDO scientist Alok Mukherjee, who has been part of the developing team said, "We have done number of trials from the Indian Air Force and validated the requirements for defusing bombs at various locations."
The robots have been monitored from a mobile centre and eliminates the need for humans to defuse bombs, making them an important tool in times to come.
"These robots are controlled remotely from a distance of 2 km. The operator can locate and defuse the explosive by using high pressure water jets," Alok Mukherjee said.
UXOR has good cross-country mobility with six hours of endurance.