India’s aviation industry regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), is sounding an alarm over increasing drone pilot training scams in the country. The agency says several “fake” schools have cropped up across the nation, falsely claiming to have been approved by the DGCA.
The Indian government has identified drones and their applications as a sunrise sector. The government expects the industry to invest around $655 million in drone manufacturing over the next three years and generate 10,000 direct jobs. To facilitate that, the government went as far as to ban the import of drones in all forms last month.
Meanwhile, on the services side, the government expects its domestic drone industry to grow to over $4 billion in the next three years and generate over 500,000 jobs. And this is a projection that is being exploited by a number of unapproved, fake drone training institutions to lure students.
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