Drones for civilian purposes are likely to start flying in India from October as the civil aviation ministry expects to put in place the regulatory framework for unmanned aerial vehicles soon.
“We are working on the system for online registration of drones for civilian purposes,” Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey said. “The online registration as well as granting flying permission will start from October.”
The use of drones by civilians is currently restricted by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation as the aircraft rules do not cover their use, sale or purchase. In November 2017, the ministry had come out with draft norms for operating drones by civilians. Read More