The civil aviation ministry has finally given a nod to the flying of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) on Monday. It is commonly known by the sobriquet “drones”. Prior to this, flying drones was a punishable offence under Aircraft Act and the Indian Penal Code, due to possible threat to security.
“Drones are a more than $1 billion market. Today is a big day for Indian aviation as we set eyes to unlock this market in India,” said Suresh Prabhu, Union minister for civil aviation, after the launch of Drone Regulation 1.0 on Monday. “India is known for it’s cost-effective technology and can become a global leader in drone technology [...]