Drone policy set to be relaxed as IAF goes for counter-rogue tech

The new rules are likely to be unveiled on the Independence Day


The new rules will supersede the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rules 2021, which came into effect only in March

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
India is expected to further liberalise drone regulations, easing the process of getting licence as well as doing business for operators. The new rules are likely to be unveiled on the Independence Day.

The decision to simplify the licensing requirements, relax operational curbs and reduce penalties for operators was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, just days after the terror attack in Jammu using drones, people in the know said. The meeting was attended by Union home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh, civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri and national security adviser Ajit Doval.


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First Published: Jul 07 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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