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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Flying of UAVs was restricted in India back in 2014 when the Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a circular stating that no non-government agency, organization, or an individual would launch an UAV or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in Indian Civil Airspace until it comes up with a suitable regulation. Since then, the DGCA has come up with several policies, the first UAV Policy coming into effect from December 1, 2018. Post this, the government released several other policies like BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight), the Digital Sky Platform and No Permission No Take off (NPNT). All these policies were made with the backdrop of maintaining safety, security and sovereignty of the country.

However, implementation of the policies even for professionals and organizations too became a challenge due to pre-authorization for each flight, restrictive zoning and other technical requirements.

Our objective is to contribute to the growth of the UAV industry in India and we are well placed to support UAV companies and service providers such as urban air mobility solutions or air taxis, and medical product deliveries understand and navigate the policy landscape in India.

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