Registration process for drone operations to begin soon: DIPP

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Published: July 11, 2018 10:44:08 pm

Unmanned  Aircraft Systems are on the cusp now, DIPP said. (Source: AP photo/Representational)

The Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to begin soon the registration process for operations of drone in the country, a senior government official said Wednesday.

“We need regulations for usage of drones in terms of altitude, endurance and categorisation,” joint secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Anil Aggarwal said.

“Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry is on the cusp now. As per the estimates, by 2023, UAS industry has USD one billion opportunity in India,” he said.

He added that the proposed drone policy is going to be comprehensive. “We must have the capabilities of designing and manufacturing (UAS) in India so that the IP stays…

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