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Why India needs rules for flying drones, soon
« on: July 09, 2015, 01:58:25 PM »
While civilian drones are becoming popular across the globe, very few countries have regulations governing it.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2015 1:43 pm Earlier this week two employees of real estate portal housing.com were detained after they were caught flying a drone near Chembur. The Mumbai Police claim the drone operated by the two had a camera attached to it and they were taking photographs of nearby buildings for the website. According to DCP (Zone VI) Sangramsinh Nishandar ‘no one can take pictures from such devices without prior permission from the police” in Mumbai. However, there is a problem. There has actually been a ban on flying drones in India since October 2014, but not everyone is really aware of it. And this has not resulted in a stop on the sale of drones in India through online e-tailers and even toy store. While the cheapest drones cost as low as Rs 2,000, none of them carry any warning saying it is not legal to fly drones in India. The ban will be in place for private organisations and individuals till the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) works out regulations for commercial use of drones. And that is not going to be easy given that the move will require clearance from the air navigation service provider, the ministries of defence and home affairs as well as other agencies concerned. While civilian drones are becoming popular across the globe, very few countries have regulations governing. In May 2015, the United States notified regulations for use of what it calls Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), but called it a challenging for both the FAA and the aviation community as it had the busiest, most complex airspace in the world. -

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Re: Why India needs rules for flying drones, soon
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 02:01:12 PM »
Soon after, Thailand made drone videos shot by civilians without prior permission illegal. Violators are liable to be punished by a year in prison and a fine. There have been instances in India too where journalists have been detained for shooting video using a drone. Another good reason why we need to have a law on all unmanned aerial aircraft at the earliest.

 

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