Indian Government finally reviled the Guidelines of Drone Usage in India
Following topics are covered in our post
- Drone Flying guidelines in India for Civil purpose
- Classification of Drones
- Implications of the guidelines
- Our take on guidelines for drone flying
Indian Government has finally published Drone flying guidelines 1.0. As a tourist we always wonder can we take drone in other country we are flying, what would be the guidelines? where to fly?
We tried to present the guidelines in simplified manner for tourist who are visiting to India.
What does Civil usage mean?
Civil usage of drone are classified for purpose of use which includes but not limited to as mentioned below –
- Photography & Videography
- Asset maintenance
- Goods & food delivery etc
Drone Flying Guidelines in India for Civil purpose 1.0
Amazon has been flying drones to deliver goods, Domino’s deliver pizza 🍕 also via drones but in India, it was not allowed before this regulation.
India Government, Department of Director General Civil Aviation has finally issued guideline to fly Drone in Indian sky on 27th Aug 2018 and will be applicable from 1st December 2018. Under the scheme named – Operations Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to be enabled through Digital Sky Platform.
Classification or Categories of Drone types
|Type||Classification in terms of Weight|
|Nano||Upto 250 Grams|
|Micro||More than 250 Grams upto 2 KG|
|Mini||More than 2 kg and less than or equal to 25 kg.|
|Small||More than 25 kg and less than or equal to 150 kg.|
|Large||More than 150 kg.|
What does DGCA drone Guideline say?
Model aircraft (MTOW
They shall inform the local police authorities before undertaking such activities even for indoor operation.
Upon receipt of the application along with necessary documents, DGCA shall examine the request for issuance of UIN,
The application will be processed on case-to-case basis.