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These aerospace experts are building drones to save accident victims' lives

Their drones can reach accident site quickly, carrying an 'active blood control kit' that bystanders can administer to the victim with help from medical professionals connected digitally via the drone

A General Aeronautics drone on a test flight
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A General Aeronautics drone on a test flight

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
While working at defence organisations such as  Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Abhishek Burman played a key role in the design and development of India’s combat aircraft programmes. Now as director and chief executive officer at General Aeronautics (GA), Burman and his team are building drones for saving lives. 

His startup, which was incubated at Society for Innovation and Development (SID) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), designs and makes unmanned aerial vehicles or drones focused on security and civilian applications. One application is to send the drones to an accident site, provide medical aid

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First Published: Feb 02 2021 | 10:12 PM IST

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