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  • Anukriti Srivastava

Want To Fly A Drone In India? Here Are 10 Things You Need To Know

Going down memory lane, remember those days we used to fly those robotic planes in our backyard? How about taking those hobbies to the next level by getting a drone?

Drones are one of the most interesting innovations of the 21st century. Earlier, drones were used for security, but nowadays, they are employed for so many other purposes. Photographers, travellers, bloggers, and event organisers are all using this gadget to bring new creative dimensions to their work. Drones have gained popularity among hobbyists as well. So if you are interested in getting a drone for yourself, you need to know a few important things before investing in it.

Drone rules in India

1. Registration of drone-

Before using a drone for photography, videography, or fun, you must register your drone. There is a proper procedure for registration. Drones that are above 250 grams require registration on the digital sky platform. However, drones that are less than 250 grams don't need registration. You can register your drone on the digital sky platform.

2. Drone flying zones-

Flying zones mean areas that can legally be used to fly drones. Before taking your drone to the sky, you should know that there are zones marked as Green, Yellow, and Red. You need to take permission from the higher authorities before flying your zones here. Certain sky spaces in India are marked as no flying zones. Here are some guidelines you need to know before flying your drone-

  • You cannot fly your drone within five miles of any airport.

  • You must fly your drone under 400 feet.

  • Drones are not allowed over government facilities or national parks.

  • It is better to have permission to fly your drone over other people before doing so.

3. Types of Drones-

Based on weight, drones are divided into five types-

a) Nano Drones: Less than or equal to 250 grams- The nano drones are the most sold drones in the market, mainly because they don’t require a registration for use. They are the favourite among the beginners & hobbyists. Moreover they are used in various military and non-military applications for confidential operations such as search and rescue, reconnaissance, surveillance, and situational awareness, among others.