With key players like Martian Way Corporation, Bharat Aero and Drone Tech Lab, Indian aerial robots industry gets a boost as the government gives a nod for setting up of a directorate.
In its bid to strengthen the drone ecosystem of India, the finance ministry has recently given the approval to DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) in setting up a directorate for the aerial robots industry. The directorate’s key responsibilities include ensuring timely permissions for flights, management of training schools for aerial robots and accelerating the process of certifications. While the pandemic has put restrictions in the formation of any new government department, this was an exception.
This huge step by the government is expected to boost the key players within the nascent aerial robots industry of India. The companies sure have been doing a commendable job on their part. For instance, 1 Martian Way, a Mumbai-based company, has been manufacturing software and AI-powered products for drones. Among its range of products is 1MW AirDiff that helps in facilitating visualisation of differences between large aerial datasets acquired at different periods of time. On the other hand, research organisation Bharat Aero, leveraging EMW Analytics, has been researching on the impact of electromagnetic waves on aerial robots. It has made several unparalleled achievements in its field and so far helped numerous organisations in crucial sectors achieve their asset protection goals.
There are more such enterprises and research companies that have been making ground-breaking innovations within the industry. However, one of the major impediments for them is the lack of favourable ecosystem where they can thrive and place India on the global map of aerial robots. While we still have a long way to go in becoming a global capital, we can undoubtedly say that the move by the government will serve as a stepping stone for progress that is yet to be made.