New Delhi, Oct 1: India will require a strong technology platform for governance of drones to support exponential growth of the drone technology, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday.
Mr Puri said the country is favourably placed to be a leader in this drones sector and serve as a model for balancing the opportunities that drones bring for social and economic development with the obligation to maintain public safety and security.
“Responsible use is the way forward,” the Minister said while delivering the keynote address at the Drone Innovators Network Summit-2019, here.
He said India is one of the few countries to come out with drone regulations. And as per the regulations, manufacturers of drone are required to comply with the requirements of No Permission, No Take-off (NPNT) on the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). These regulations only permit operations of drones during daytime visual line of sight.
“We have, therefore, developed a system in which each of the operators of drones is recognised and tracked so as to have secure and safe drone operations.”
The summit organised by the World Economic Forum under the aegis of the Ministry of Civil Aviation saw participation from national and international aviation regulatory bodies, drone industry and senior Ministry officials. (UNI)