On the occasion, Scindia said, “We recognise the immense opportunities which use of drones bring in. The government of India is working towards enabling the same with a liberalized drone policy and the launch of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme. We insist that the Uttarakhand government works towards developing Dehradun as an Aerosports and Drone Hub of India,” the minister said.
The day marked the demonstration of drones and aerosports that included a paragliding demonstration by the Border Security Force, a Paramotor demonstration by Harsh Sachan, and an agriculture spraying drone demonstration by IoTechWorld Aviation and Dhaksha. The event also included an emergency search and response drone demonstration with an indigenously 3D-printed drone by the Drone Application and Research Centre (DARC) & State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). It was followed by a brief survey drone demonstration by the Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS) under the SVAMITVA Scheme along with a training drone demonstration by Sqn Ldr Varsha Kukreti (Retd).
Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, MoCA along with other senior officials of the ministry were also present at the launch. The other attendees of the program included students and personnel from the local police force, State Disaster Response Force, Wildlife Institute of India, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), IMS Unison University, Information Technology Development Agency, ITDA Dehradun, and experts from the Indian drone industry.