India Stories May 26

India‘s agriculture ministry is looking to drone technology to fight against locust swarms that have infested the states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has given the go-ahead for the drones to be used in the fight.

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India Stories April 15

Two men from Morbi, Gujarat a state in India have found themselves behind bars after one of the men uploaded a video to TikTok showing off a new way to transport Mawa, a combination of tobacco and areca nut, via drone last Saturday.

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India Stories January 5

Drone test flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) have been taking place in the US for some time. Now India is about to join with its own BVLOS drone test flights in near the future. This means that India will be getting long-range drone flights to deliver goods and possibly emergency supplies to hard to reach communities.

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India Stories February 7, 2019

India’s new drone policy is shortsighted. Here’s why

Mukesh Yadav, an urban planner and a member of the practice team at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and who works in the fields of urban planning, governance and policy advisory using remote sensing and GIS as a tool, writes about India’s new drone policy and why it is shortsighted.

India Stories October 9, 2018

India’s drone market expected to grow $885.7 million by 2021

Like elsewhere in the world, India’s drone market is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. A report from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Ernst & Young (EY) noted that Indian UAS market will touch $885.7 million by 2021.

India Stories October 3, 2018

On Wednesday a Chinese tourist took a drone into a secure area at the Taj Mahal in India. He was stopped by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel manning the internal security of heritage monument before he had a chance to fly it. The 26-year-old Gui Guanxiong from Beijing pleaded innocence. he said he was not aware of any restrictions on flying drones near the Taj Mahal.

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