Surging Canadian drone, software, systems, and artificial intelligence company Draganfly has announced a manufacturing and distribution partnership with Hyderabad-based geospatial technological company Remote Sensing Instruments (RSI), designed to provide it access to the expanding, but also protected UAV market in India.

Draganfly revealed the accord Tuesday, officializing RSI’s future role in developing and orchestrating the manufacturing, distribution, and sales of the company’s drones and related products in India. The pairing with a local partner for its business activities in the country will considerably facilitate Draganfly’s entry and expansion in India under the nation’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat, or Make in India policies designed to encourage – if not require – domestic production of goods in various sectors.

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