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A test drone operator takes part in a demonstration for Reuters of Israel's NSO Group's product, Eclipse, a system that commandeers and force-lands intruding drones.(File Photo / REUTERS)

UL approved to test, certify civilian drones in India

ANI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:03 PM IST
The introduction of these standards aims to create a safer drone ecosystem in India, helping ensure secure access to the Indian airspace for millions of drones.
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Drone technology is moving way faster than the regulations so we have decided that we need to start a parallel activity. (ANI Photo)
Drone technology is moving way faster than the regulations so we have decided that we need to start a parallel activity. (ANI Photo)

Govt may allow private air traffic controllers to manage drones

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:54 PM IST
The AAI cannot handle drones because they would be flying at 5 feet to take care of crops to about 1,000 feet in the airspace.
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Devang Subil with his drone. (HT Photo)
Devang Subil with his drone. (HT Photo)

Armed with drone, 19-year-old rescues 4 drowning fishermen off Kerala coast

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:56 PM IST
The Kerala Fishing Boat Operator’s Association said it was the first time a drone camera was used to save fishermen from seas in south India.
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File photo of MQ-9B SeaGuardian. (Photo: Sourced)
File photo of MQ-9B SeaGuardian. (Photo: Sourced)

India leases hi-tech US naval drones to boost surveillance, intel

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The two leased MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAVs arrived in India in early November and began undertaking missions last week, say officials.
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Representational image.(Pixabay)
Representational image.(Pixabay)

Government allows ICRISAT Hyderabad to use drones for agricultural research

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The exemption is valid for six months from the date of issuance of permission or until the full operationalization of Digital Sky Platform (Phase-1), whichever is earlier, the release said, adding that the exemption will be valid only if all conditions and limitations are strictly adhered to.
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Himachal to enlist drones to check illegal mining

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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The Corporation has the mandate to implement the RRTS project across the National Capital Region, ensuring a balanced and sustainable urban development through better connectivity and access.(File Photo)
The Corporation has the mandate to implement the RRTS project across the National Capital Region, ensuring a balanced and sustainable urban development through better connectivity and access.(File Photo)

Civil aviation ministry, DGCA grant conditional exemption to NCRTC for using drones

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The exemption for GIS mapping for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will remain valid till December 31 or until the full operationalisation of the Digital Sky Platform, whichever is earlier.
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SK Saini was addressing the webinar titled “Force Protection India 2020” during which various issues pertaining to requirements for armed forces’ protection were discussed.(HT Photo)
SK Saini was addressing the webinar titled “Force Protection India 2020” during which various issues pertaining to requirements for armed forces’ protection were discussed.(HT Photo)

Drones stand out among other threats in their destructive potential: Army vice chief

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen S K Saini said a large number of the Army’s troops are deployed in extremely high altitude areas where the temperature touches -50 degrees celsius but India is still importing cold-weather clothing and equipment for them due to “lack of viable indigenous solutions”.
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The use of drones was suggested by a ministerial group on good governance.(Representative image)
The use of drones was suggested by a ministerial group on good governance.(Representative image)

MP govt to use drones to assess disaster impact and development work

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The suggestion to use drones will be implemented over a period of three years.
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California State University of Long Beach Shark Lab scientist Dr. Chris Lowe and his graduate student, Emily Spurgeon, simultaneously apply an acoustic transmitter and identify the sex of a juvenile white shark off the coast of Carpinteria, California, U.S. November 9, 2019.(Patrick Rex/Shark Lab/Handout via REUTERS)
California State University of Long Beach Shark Lab scientist Dr. Chris Lowe and his graduate student, Emily Spurgeon, simultaneously apply an acoustic transmitter and identify the sex of a juvenile white shark off the coast of Carpinteria, California, U.S. November 9, 2019.(Patrick Rex/Shark Lab/Handout via REUTERS)

Great white sharks being researched along California coast using drones

By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Del Mar, Calif.
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:21 PM IST
From Santa Barbara to San Diego, the Shark Lab researchers have been flying drones along the coastline to count the number of sharks and people and look at the proximity of the creatures to the shore and swimmers. The coastal community of Del Mar, north of San Diego, is home to a great white shark nursery, the researchers said.
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Drones fly over the Han river showing messages to support the country as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS/Yonhap)
Drones fly over the Han river showing messages to support the country as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS/Yonhap)

Drones light up Seoul sky with messages of motivation and awareness amid Covid-19 pandemic

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Three hundred unmanned drones were programmed to form images conveying motivational messages above the Han river in Seoul for a show held on July 4.
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An employee of Sincronia Logistica looks at a drone loaded with personal protective gear and other essential equipment for delivery at a public hospital, in Queretaro, Mexico.(REUTERS)
An employee of Sincronia Logistica looks at a drone loaded with personal protective gear and other essential equipment for delivery at a public hospital, in Queretaro, Mexico.(REUTERS)

Facemasks delivered to Mexican hospitals by drone to avoid human contact

By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | MEXICO CITY
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:34 AM IST
Sincronia Logistica says it has used drones to deliver donations of antibacterial gel, facemasks, gloves, 3D-printed face shields and other basic supplies for healthcare workers.
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Pak rangers and Pakistani Army use such drones to see deployment of Indian forces and gaps to push terrorists into India.(ANI)
Pak rangers and Pakistani Army use such drones to see deployment of Indian forces and gaps to push terrorists into India.(ANI)

Arms-laden Pak drone shot down by BSF along International Border in J&K’s Kathua

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 01:46 PM IST
The patrolling party of the BSF found the drone flying in Rathua area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua, Jammu And Kashmir.
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The agriculture drones are being used to kill the pests and the Centre will provide additional drones to the states to control the spread of the locust in the coming days. (HT photo)
The agriculture drones are being used to kill the pests and the Centre will provide additional drones to the states to control the spread of the locust in the coming days. (HT photo)

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh employ drones to kill locusts

By Ranjan and Rakesh Goswami | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:45 PM IST
According to global forecast by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in addition to the current outbreak, locust swarms from new areas can also enter the Indian border from June 22.
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Robots have been used in the town of Milton Keynes near London for nearly two years to deliver groceries, but more have been deployed due to the virus situation.(AP)
Robots have been used in the town of Milton Keynes near London for nearly two years to deliver groceries, but more have been deployed due to the virus situation.(AP)

UK Covid-19 toll crosses 20,000 as robots, drones deployed

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Drones and robots have been pressed into service in some areas of England. Robots have been used in the town of Milton Keynes for nearly two years to deliver groceries, but more have been deployed to deliver supplies to health professionals who have less time to shop.
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Drones will be used to monitor if people gather on terraces of buildings and around mosques to break fasts or offer prayers (Photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
Drones will be used to monitor if people gather on terraces of buildings and around mosques to break fasts or offer prayers (Photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)

Ramzan: Mumbai cops to use drones to enforce lockdown

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 09:58 AM IST
Drones will be used to monitor if people gather on terraces of buildings and around mosques to break fasts or offer prayers, he said.
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The police headquarters have given drones to several districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur and Kannur for carrying out surveillance to enforce social distancing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo. Representative image)
The police headquarters have given drones to several districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur and Kannur for carrying out surveillance to enforce social distancing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo. Representative image)

Drones help cops nab over 40 violating social distancing rule

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The police rushed vehicles to the spot after identifying the number of people on the walkway through the visuals sent by the drone.
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Marut Dronetech is working with the Telangana government and departments across the state to deploy drones for public safety applications.(HT file)
Marut Dronetech is working with the Telangana government and departments across the state to deploy drones for public safety applications.(HT file)

IIT alumni startup deploys drones to disinfect public spaces

By Indo Asian News Service | Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2020 03:49 PM IST
To control COVID-19 situation, drones have proved to be of great use as seen in countries like China and South Korea.
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Covid-19: The special drone and can go up to a height of 20 metres and cover an area of 1.5 sq km in one go(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Covid-19: The special drone and can go up to a height of 20 metres and cover an area of 1.5 sq km in one go(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

North municipal body uses drone to spray disinfectant on slums

By Baishali Adak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Covid-19: The drones have inbuilt carriers with a capacity of holding over 10 litres of sanitising liquid each
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Leticia Hidalgo prepares a drone to search for missing person remains through ortho photogrametty to fly over the "Las Abejas" coperative land, in the municipality of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon state on February 24, 2020.(AFP Photo)
Leticia Hidalgo prepares a drone to search for missing person remains through ortho photogrametty to fly over the "Las Abejas" coperative land, in the municipality of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon state on February 24, 2020.(AFP Photo)

‘Even with all this...’: Woman uses drone to look for son’s body in Mexico fields

By Agence France-Presse | Salinas Victoria, Mexico
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Mexico has been overwhelmed by an escalation of narco violence that has left more than 60,000 people missing since 2006. Hidalgo’s son Roy is one of them, and she believes he could well be here, somewhere beneath the scrubland at her feet, in what she calls a likely “place of extermination.”
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An indigenous anti-Drone system was tested in Ahmedabad on Friday(ANI Photo)
An indigenous anti-Drone system was tested in Ahmedabad on Friday(ANI Photo)

Anti-drone system for Modi Trump roadshow destroys an incoming drone during trial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Time, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 06:28 PM IST
The DRDO system can detect and identify drone threats at a moment’s instance and terminate them.
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The top court in its judgment delivered on September 25, 2018, had suggested enactment of a strong law to decriminalise politics. (HT Photo)
The top court in its judgment delivered on September 25, 2018, had suggested enactment of a strong law to decriminalise politics. (HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Can parties deny ticket to people with criminal background? SC to decide and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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India prepared to host Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for its Republic Day celebrations on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh /Hindustan Times (Representative image))
India prepared to host Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for its Republic Day celebrations on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh /Hindustan Times (Representative image))

Facial recognition system, drones: 4-layer security in Delhi for Republic Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 11:42 AM IST
Officials said sharpshooters and snipers will be deployed on top of high-rise buildings to keep a watch on the 8-km-long parade route from Rajpath to the Red Fort on January 26.
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No drones in Gurdaspur district till R-Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:31 PM IST
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A drone from Pakistan was spotted at Indo-Pak border in Punjab’s Ferozepur on Monday night.(Bloomberg (Representative image))
A drone from Pakistan was spotted at Indo-Pak border in Punjab’s Ferozepur on Monday night.(Bloomberg (Representative image))

Pak drone spotted at Indo-Pak border in Punjab’s Ferozepur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ferozepur
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:57 AM IST
All security agencies in the area were told to be on high alert.
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Police have been using drones since 2014. The first time they used it was during the Trilokpuri riots.(HT/ File Photo)
Police have been using drones since 2014. The first time they used it was during the Trilokpuri riots.(HT/ File Photo)

Delhi Police used drones to identify culprits, trouble spots during east Delhi violence

By Shiv Sunny | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 08:48 AM IST
The protest at Seelampur was quelled within two hours as protesters saw drones hovering above them and stopped vandalising public property fearing they would be caught on tape.
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Drones to keep an eye on MC’s vendor eviction drive beginning tomorrow

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 12:51 AM IST
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The Chhattisgarh police had informed the Central government that a small red and white light emitting object, probably a drone, was seen flying near the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kistaram and Pallodi last month at least four times in three days. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The Chhattisgarh police had informed the Central government that a small red and white light emitting object, probably a drone, was seen flying near the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kistaram and Pallodi last month at least four times in three days. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Naxals use drones over CRPF camp in Bastar, shoot at sight orders issued

By HT Correspondent and PTI | Hindustan Times, Raipur/ New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 01:34 AM IST
The latest directive by a unified command of security and intelligence agencies at the Centre comes in the wake of a maiden incident where drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were seen hovering over a strategically important CRPF camp in the worst Naxal-violence affected district of Sukma in Chhattisgarh’s south Bastar region.
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A search team hunts for drones that have been seen for three consecutive days over the villages of Hussainiwala sector in Punjab’s Ferozepur district along the border with Pakistan.(HT PHOTO)
A search team hunts for drones that have been seen for three consecutive days over the villages of Hussainiwala sector in Punjab’s Ferozepur district along the border with Pakistan.(HT PHOTO)

Pakistani drone flies over Punjab’s Ferozepur for third straight day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ferozepur
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 10:01 PM IST
Investigations so far suggest that several Pakistan-based terrorist groups are engaged in smuggling weapons into India since August after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
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