• "Pepper is non-lethal but very effective in mob control. We can spray from different heights to have maximum results,” officers said.
  • The city's police force has bought five drones, costing about 600,000 rupees ($9,600) each. The unmanned drones are equipped with high-resolution cameras. They can carry two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of pepper and fly within a one-kilometre radius of their operator.
  • The nation of 1.2 billion people sees daily peaceful protests on a range of issues, but also frequently violent ones that can escalate out of control.

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