Read This Before You Fly A Drone In India!
A Drone is an aerial vehicle, which has no human pilot onboard. While some drones are as small as the palm of your hand, some are as big as a car or a truck. Govt. was left with no choice,but to create its first Drone Policy, which can solve the complications.
Categories Of Drones :-
As per the Drone Policy, there are 5 categories of Drones, and every category has unique set of rules.
While the smallest drone category is 250 gms weight, the largest category is 150 kg+.
Here are the different categories:
i) Nano : Less than or equal to 250 grams.
ii) Micro : Greater than 250 grams and less than or equal to 2 kg.
iii) Small : Greater than 2 kg and less than or equal to 25 kg.
iv) Medium : Greater than 25 kg and less than or equal to 150 kg.
v) Large : Greater than 150 kg.
Who Can Fly A Drone?
Any Indian national who is aged 18 years and above can fly a drone. However, he/she should be atleast class 10th pass, and should have the required permissions.
Drones which are imported in India need a special license, issued by DoT. Drones made in India are not required any such license.