Indian Navy prohibits flying of drones within 3 kms of Naval assets

Source: Business Standard

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Indian Navy has prohibited flying of non-conventional aerial objects like drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) within 3 kms of Naval base, units and assets.

  • Any non-conventional aerial object, including RPAs (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems), found violating this prohibition, will be destroyed or confiscated without any liability. Additionally, actions may be initiated under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the operator.

The Navy’s decision came in view of a drone attack on an Indian Air Force base in Jammu last month, injuring two personnel.

The government authorities said the use of a drone to carry out a terrorist attack marked the beginning of a new security threat for the country.

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