How the govt’s drone import ban can give a push to local manufacturing
The Indian government is now aggresively eyeing the drone industry in a big way. After giving a fresh lease of life to the drone industry with the new, liberalised regulations with the Drone Rules 2021 and approving PLI scheme for drones and drone components, the government has now imposed a ban on import of drones in the country. Along with giving the much-needed boost to drone manufacturing in India, the government is also helping Indian drone manufacturers with made-in-India exports.
Nagendran Kandasamy, Founder & CEO, Throttle Aerospace Systems Pvt Ltd told Business Today, “The new drone import policy witnesses the government’s focus on making India a global drone hub by 2030. As per the new policy, import of drones from foreign OEM is banned to promote domestic manufacturers. There were few troublesome experiences while importing drone parts and now this also come to limelight.”
Over the last year, the government has taken some serious initiatives to correct a lopsided…