Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Drones are the future in India—but only if the present policy is tweaked

The commercial applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles—or more popularly, drones—are immense.

Autonomous flight using drone technology can survey infrastructure projects or shoot wedding videos. It can even change the way Amazon or Flipkart deliver your packages. Yet, tapping that potential will require regulatory changes.

On Aug. 27 this year, India moved one step closer to ensuring the application of drones for civilian and commercial purposes when the ministry of civil aviation issued its first set of regulations to govern the nascent sector. Once they come into effect on Dec. 01, flying drones will become legal in India, but under a clutch of rules which include mandatory government permission before each flight.
23/10/18 Kuwar Singh/Quartz

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