Drone Updated Policy India

Drone Flying Updated Policy – India

#BreakingNews: Drone Flying Finally Made Legal In India

All You Need To Know About the New Drone Policy – 2018


What is a Drone?

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a type of aircraft that operate without a human pilot onboard and is more commonly known as a drone. Remote control airplanes and helicopters can also be classified as UAVs when they have particular kinds of performance and remote control capabilities. Today, drones are used in several applications such as Security and Surveillance, and to deliver packages

Drones In India

Drones have become quite popular in the Nation and recently made its way into the Indian Market and Economy. But due to the presence of missing policies and incomplete regulations, users were prevented to use this Technology to its full potential.

With the release of a new policy, Drone Enthusiasts have another chance at trying their hands on this Technology. The new policy shall be made applicable from 1st December 2018.

The Old Policy

  1. There are 5 types of drones: Nano, Micro, Mini, Small and Large. These range from less than 250grams in weight to over 150 kg.
  2. Drones under 250g (Nano) won’t need security clearance.
  3. Micro category (250 g to 2 kg) will get approvals in 2 days.
  4. Whenever you operate a drone, you will need different approval. Apart from nano drones, all other categories will need an air defense clearance so that Aviation, as well as security authorities, are aware of the flight path.
  5. There will be no-drone zones such as above operational aerodromes and within 5 km of Vijay Chowk in Delhi, within 500 meters from strategic locations, from mobile platforms such as a car, ship or aircraft, over eco-sensitive zones like national parks and wildlife sanctuaries (unless approved by Environment Ministry).
  6. Drones less than 2 kg and operating under 200 feet in height, once registered, can be flown without nods.
  7. Drones can be used for photography, medical uses, ad film making and so on.
  8. Air-rickshaws or passenger drones can also be considered under this policy

New Policy


  1. Registration:
    Drones have been categorizedinto five different categories based on weight – starting at less than 250 gm and the largest ones weighing more than 150 kg – and their end use. Barring the smallest (nano category of drones), all other categories of drones — micro, small, medium and large — need to be registered. 
  2. Manufacturing drones:
    The new policy has defined different categories based on maximum takeoff weight which means manufacturers will have to keep in mind the needs of the consumers and policy restrictions while manufacturing drones. For example, if a drone is going towards an unauthorized area, it should have a functionality to come back to its base area.
  3. Flying small drones:
    A model aircraft of 2 kg without any payload, if flown below 200 ft inside closed premises, then no permission is required.
  4. Educational Institutions:
    Institutes don’t have to apply for a unique identification number or UIN. Aeromodellers and recreational flyers under this category will be fully responsible for the operation, safety, and security of a drone. However, they will have to inform the local police before undertaking such activities even for indoor operation.


  1. Operating an autonomous aircraft without any permission or UIN is now prohibited 
  2. Flying without prior approval over densely populated or areas which affect public safety is prohibited
  3. Flying within 50 km of international border
  4. Flying beyond 500 Meters into the Sea
  5. Flying near strategic locations
  6. You cannot fly a drone from a mobile platform such as a moving vehicleship or aircraft 

Source :

*Originally posted on Robocraze


Initializing and connecting raspberry pi 2 through Ethernet cable to your windows 10 powered Laptop

So here was I, a beginner in field of pi. I am a hobbyist and like to get my hands dirty into the circuit. So eventually it was my time to land on pi and I was damn excited. But then came I came across the different accessories of r-pi lcd screen, camera, mini keyboard, etc , and I was like ,am I gonna buy these all to use r-pi and I was pretty sure I had to figure out something.

First thing which I had to do, was to get an operating system for my pi. So this was easy, get an SD card and load os on it. Here is the process to load an os on Raspberry pi. Insert SD card in your Laptop. First download SD Formatter to completely erase previous data from your SD card.

Now u will have to download Xming and run it on your laptop. Xming provides the X Window System display server,
a set of traditional sample X applications and tools, and a set of fonts. So now you can have a GUI with your Linux r-pi.

Download putty.exe from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Get an image of OS https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/

Get Win32DiskImager to mount Image of your OS into your SD card. From http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

Open win32diskImager and select your OS and you are ready to get going!

Insert SD card into your R-pi and voila!! You are done now, all you need is r-pi on your laptop and give it access to internet.
R-pi access to Wi-Fi Internet: Go to Network and Sharing from your Control Panel. Click on your Wi-Fi connection.
Click on properties and then click on sharing and then click on allow other network to connect through this.

Connect R-pi with your laptop. Click on unidentified network connection and then click on details so get rough idea of IP address of your pi. So your R-pi IP is somewhere between 192.168.xxx.0 to 192.168.xxx.255, note here I got xxx as 137, in your case it can be different.

Now Download Angry IP Scanner from http://angryip.org/download/#windows and run it.

Set IP range from 0 to 255 and then click Start. It keeps changing every time u restart your r-pi. Now copy this IP, run putty and paste it here. Click open, a pop up will pop click yes.

Username pi
Password raspberry

And Congrats Amigo it’s done. You r ready to go…
-Abhijeet Sinha