We are living in a developing country that is growing fast in all domains like culture, leadership, and most importantly technology. We are taking new highs in terms of innovation and technology. Drones are not a new technology for the world but they do not have any serious background in India. It is still a developing technology that creates a new market in innovation and technology. There are so many technical and mechanical engineers in India who are working on drone technology and innovating it regularly. As a result, the size and weight of drones came down over time which led to a boost in the market of drones and made it imperative for the government to regulate the same. Drone manufacturers need to get the Drone Registration before they can sell it further in the market.
Regulation of Drone Manufacturing in India
DGCA means Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Government of India controls and regulates drone manufacturing and working in India. Recently DGCA launched a new online platform known as the Digital Sky. This agency manages all the drone (unmanned Arial devices) activities in India. Since the government of India launched this platform, the process for Drone Registration has become much easier than before. This organization has introduced some laws and policies regarding the use of drone technology in India. It has also suggested maximizing the use of drone technology for commercial purposes. The government of India updated and revised the rules and regulations for unmanned aircraft in the year 2019 to facilitate the same.
This step was taken to prevent the flying and manufacturing of unauthorized unmanned aircraft (drones) in Indian airspace. This organization also regulates the architecture of UAs and develops common scalable standards. The Government of India adopted the NPNT process to regulate the drone-related management system. NPNT process refers to “no permission no take-off’. This process of NPNT controls the drones through an Unmanned Traffic Management System (UTM). The Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) System was developed on the requirement basis of civil aviation. These requirements like registration, flight plan, purpose, and permits are included in the Unmanned Traffic Management System (UTMS).