Progressive drone policy that facilitates regtech

Source: Livemint, Business Standard Relevance:  understanding various dimensions of the newly released draft drone rules Synopsis: Most important feature of draft drone rules 2021 is the stress on integrating technology with the regulatory framework (regtech) Regtech One of the most important features of the draft drone rules 2021 is how deeply technology has been integrated… Continue reading Progressive drone policy that facilitates regtech

Draft Drone Rules, 2021 released

Source: The Hindu, Livemint, TOI 1, TOI 2, Pib What is the news? The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released Draft Drone Rules, 2021, for public consultation until August 5. The rules will replace the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021, notified on March 12, 2021. Key provisions  Here are some key provisions of the Draft… Continue reading Draft Drone Rules, 2021 released

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

Source: Business Standard What is the news? 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… Continue reading Indian Navy prohibits flying of drones within 3 kms of Naval assets

Threats Posed by UAVs – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction:  Over the past two years, drones or UAVs have been deployed regularly by Pakistan-based outfits to smuggle arms, ammunition, conducting aerial surveillance, and drugs into Indian territory. Recently, two explosive devices were dropped from a drone at the air force base in Jammu. This was the first known drone or UAV attack on an Indian military… Continue reading Threats Posed by UAVs – Explained, Pointwise