India Stories March 30

Drones have been placed on a temporary ban in India’s entire Puducherry region as prime minister Narendra Modi plans his visit to the region. The news was shared on Monday by the District Magistrate Purva Garg. This type of ban is something we have begun seeing more and more often due to past events.

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India Stories March 3

Indian drone manufacturer ideaForge has secured $2 million from the venture debt firm Blacksoil to complete its orders. The news comes two months after the company received funding from the Indian Army to produce a high-altitude variant of its SWITCH UAV.

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India Stories February 16

India’s locally built Rustom-2 drone is expected to pass its next round of testing in April, flying at 27,000 feet for 18 hours as the country plans to remove its dependency on other countries.

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India Stories February 11

A passenger flying from Dubai into India’s Kempegowda International Airport was caught trying to get four DJI Phantom 4 drones, 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds) of gold, and four iPhones into the country. The man was caught after getting off a flight at 3 a.m.

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Global safety certification company UL has been approved to test and certify civilian drones to help companies meet the standards set out by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Ministry of Civil Aviation for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

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India Stories February 9

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been given the go-ahead to use drones to capture new angles of the 2021 Indian cricket season. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted the BCCI a conditional exemption.

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