New Drone Amendment 2023 Supercharges Garuda Aerospace’s Goal to Train 1 Lakh Drone Pilots by 2025

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation has officially notified the New Drone Amendment 2023, removing the mandatory passport requirement. Any government-issued identity and address proof will be acceptable
substitutes. This is a huge impetus for Garuda Aerospace in their goal to train 100,000 Drone Pilots by

Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace, emphasized the significance of this
change, stating, “The recent move by the Ministry of Civil Aviation waiving off the mandatory
requirement of a passport to apply for a drone pilot license is a welcome move. This will allow youth with
any government-issued proof of identity and address to avail of the program and take benefit of
technology. Most of the aspirant Drone Pilots are from rural India and this clause was a major hindrance
for them. We would like to thank Bharat Drone Association, National Drone Pilot Association & MOCA for
the constant efforts that have resulted in this development”

The aim of this initiative aligns with the vision of Hon’ble Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur in making
India the drone skill hub. Garuda Aerospace is the first drone company to receive dual DGCA
certifications for both Training and Manufacturing.

About Garuda Aerospace

Garuda Aerospace is India’s leading Drone tech startup focused on disrupting two major multi-billion-
dollar sectors, Precision Agri Tech and Industry 4.0 upgradation. Garuda Aerospace is asset-light,
recession-proof, agnostic, and focuses on eliminating laborers in the agricultural field with drones
focusing on designing, building, and customization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Founded in
2015 with a team of 5, Garuda has scaled to 200+ member team having the largest drone fleet in India
with over 400 drones and 500 pilots operating in 84 cities.

Garuda Aerospace manufactures 30 types of drones and offers 50 types of services. Having served over 750 clients including TATA, Godrej, Adani, Reliance, Swiggy, Flipkart, Delhivery, L&T, Survey of India, SAIL, NTPC, IOCL, Smart cities, Intel, Amazon, Wipro, IISC, MIT Boston, NHAI for various projects, the company recently partnered with global giants such as Lockheed Martin, Cognizant and Elbit Systems.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji launched the drone yatra where 100 drones were flagged off simultaneously across 100 villages in India.

Garuda Aerospace is the first drone company to get DGCA approvals for Type Certification and Remote
Pilot Training Organisation. Garuda is on a mission to impact 1 billion lives positively using affordable
precision Drone Technology. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has invested in the company and is the Brand

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