Govt of India scraps requirement of drone pilot license: Remote Driving Certificate (RPC) issued by DGCA-accredited DGCA school with one window DigitalSky Platform will be sufficient to operate a drone in India.
The Govt of India scraps requirement of drone pilot license on Friday to operate a state-of-the-art drone. The move comes a day after India announced its decision to block the importation of drones, a move that effectively blocks the emerging market of SZ DJI Technology Co. of China, the world’s leading dronemaker, and is encouraging the emerging local industry to increase production.
According to the official, the Remote Driving Certificate (RPC) issued by the DGCA accredited DGCA with one window DigitalSky Platform will be sufficient to operate the drone in India. The official also said that no remote pilot certificate would be required to operate a 2 kg drone for non-commercial purposes.
A notice amending the Drone Rules has been issued by the department and the requirement for a drone driver’s license has been lifted with effect from February 11.
The latest move comes after the government banned the importation of smaller drone as part of efforts to promote the development of non-compliant civil aviation ministry in the country. The service came out with free drone rules in August 2021.
Following the rules, the minister released a drone airspace map and PLI plan in September 2021, UTM policy framework in October 2021. In addition, a drone certification system and a single DigitalSky Platform window were installed last month.
Meanwhile, the importation of other parts of the drone will be allowed without permission, India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in a statement late Wednesday. Drones used for research and development, defense and security purposes will be released from the ban, the government said.
India is among several countries around the world trying to look at China’s alternatives to products and components, as the global epidemic and trade tensions increase the need to separate the supply chain and reduce risk. India and China are embroiled in a long-running civil war on their Himalayan border.
Amid ongoing conflicts between China and the US, drones have taken a big step forward as it is alleged that DJI in Shenzhen may pass sensitive information to Chinese intelligence agencies on everything from important infrastructure such as bridges and dams, to personal information such as the heart. values and facial recognition.
India last year relaxed the rules for the use of drones to facilitate licensing and allowed for heavy loading so that the equipment could be used as unmanned aerial vehicles. India will pay 1.2 billion rupees ($ 16 million) in compensation to drone makers under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s $ 20 billion program to attract the world’s largest companies to manufacture and export to India on earth.
Mobile drones have become very popular at Bollywood-style Indian weddings, holidays in unusual places, and movie recordings, though they were illegal a few years ago. After Covid embarked on its deadly campaign in India, Bharat Petroleum Corp. started flying drones over acres of land to record workers’ behavior to ensure they followed the rules of segregation. In March 2020, budget company SpiceJet Ltd. said it plans to use drones for the delivery of medical and essential services and e-commerce products.
Rattanindia Enterprises Ltd., a local dronemaker, said the Indian move would help make South Asia a drone production center. The new rules will allow for better efficiency in supply chain operations, inventory and fund management, the company said in a statement Thursday.
The epidemic has intensified changes in the automatic delivery of food, groceries, medical supplies and other essentials, which boost the drone industry. Private car companies, service delivery startups and drone operators have all highlighted the benefits of non-compliant systems.