Plans to strengthen India’s drone ecosystem

8 Jan 2020 by Anithya Balachandran

The recently concluded Drone Festival of India 2020, organised by the Drone Federation of India (DFI) unveiled various plans and developments to support the drone ecosystem in India.

DFI is a non-government, non-profit body that works for building a safer and scalable unmanned aviation industry in India.

The festival witnessed the gathering of aviation experts from across the nation and set the stage for a multidimensional conversation.

One of the key personalities present was Hardeep Singh Puri, minister of Civil Aviation of India who announced that the government of India will start registering drones in the coming weeks. This means all drone users in India, including the one using toy drones will need to start registering the same along with their details on a designated aviation portal.

Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted:

In addition to this, DFI has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and application program interface to individuals, companies, and governments — as a part of this partnership AWS will become the preferred partner to build cloud service and promote innovation for drone companies in India.


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