On the celebrations of Independence day , DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) anti-drone system was deployed for Prime Minister security.
The anti-drone system can detect and jam micro drones up to 3 kilo metres. It uses LASER to bring down target up to 1-2.5 kilo metres. Drones are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. They are controlled remotely by militants to carry explosives.
Unrivalled security ring was thrown around the Red Fort from where PM Modi delivered his speech, listing his government’s past achievements and presenting the roadmap for the future. India has brought in several regulations for drone usage in the country.
Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020
The rules were issued by Civil Aviation Ministry in June 2020. The use of drones have increased due to COVID-19 pandemic. The key rules are as follows:
- A drone manufacturer can sell its devices only to individuals approved by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
- Only Nano class drones are permitted to operate in India
- The DGCA has full powers to inspect a drone manufacturing units
- No drones shall carry payloads except those permitted by DGCA.
Drone Regulation 1.0
This was issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in 2018. According to these rules, a drone can be operated only after seeking permission through Digital Sky Platform.
The goaI is working on Drone Regulations 2.0. It focuses on BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight), Automate the Air Traffic Management and delivery of payloads.
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