India Stories October 12

The Indian government has been fast-tracking COVID-related drone operations over the last few months to prevent the spread of the virus. The country is becoming one of the largest breeding grounds for BVLOS operations, with various companies working with the government to bring drone delivery to the wider population.

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India Stories August 24

Asteria Aerospace is the first company in India to receive drone insurance for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations continuing to push India forward within the commercial drone space. The insurance was given by the state-owned General insurance company.

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India Stories August 21

The Indian railway has turned to ‘Ninja’ drones to keep a watch over the lines and catch crime as it’s happening in a move to improve safety. The drones are being deployed along the Mumbai Division of the central railway.

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India Stories August 18

The Indian government plans to give permission for drone flights through its Digital Sky system allowing drones to fly above 70% of India’s landmass. The drones will only be allowed to fly if they follow the country’s strict no permission, no take-off rules.

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India Stories August 11

The Indian armed forces are pushing for the government to arm its Israeli-built Heron drones with laser-guided missiles amid the rising tensions with China. The drones would be equipped with anti-tank missiles and guided rockets to hit specific targets.

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India Stories July 22

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has sent out another 11 drones in the fight against mosquitoes to control the spread of malaria and dengue fever along the Musi River in India. The drones will be used in anti-larval operations (ALO) to stop the spread at the source.

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