Declaring the Indian drone industry as a ‘sunrise sector’, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, under the Ministry of Commerce, banned the import of drones in February. One of India’s leading drone companies Throttle Aerospace Systems (TAS) witnessed a 150% growth since the announcement.
The drone delivery industry is growing at a rapid pace, and India is well-positioned to lead the way in this industry. Drone delivery offers several advantages over traditional delivery methods, such as quicker delivery times and lower costs. In addition, drone delivery is more reliable and efficient than other forms of transportation, such as cars or trains.
Drone delivery is also becoming increasingly popular for food and grocery deliveries. Food delivery services are growing in popularity in India, and drone delivery offers a quick, efficient, and affordable way to get food to customers.
Grocery delivery is also becoming increasingly popular, and drone delivery is the perfect solution for delivering large items to customers. The drone delivery industry is set to grow rapidly in the coming years, and India is well-positioned to be a leader in this industry. With its large population and booming economy, India is the perfect place for drone delivery to take off.
As the drone delivery industry continues to grow, businesses are searching for ways to take advantage of this new technology. One way that businesses can benefit from drone delivery is by using made-in-India drones. Indian drones are well-equipped to take advantage of the growing drone delivery industry. With their low-cost and easy-to-use design, Indian drones can provide a hassle-free delivery experience for businesses and consumers alike. In addition, Indian drones come equipped with delivery tracking features, allowing businesses to always keep track of their shipments. The drone delivery industry is revolutionizing the logistics industry. With the ability to quickly and cheaply transport goods to and from locations, drone delivery is set to change the way that businesses operate. Indian drones are well-equipped to take advantage of this growing industry, and businesses that use Indian drones can benefit from their low-cost and easy-to-use design. E-commerce companies like Dunzo, Swiggy, and Zomato have ventured into the drone delivery space.
Drone delivery makes them an ideal choice for businesses looking for a reliable courier service. Food delivery and grocery delivery are two of the most popular applications for drone delivery. By using drones, businesses can save time and money while providing a better customer experience.
Advantages of Local companies for Drone Delivery industries:
Many drone delivery companies are opting to use drones to help move goods faster and more efficiently. However, these companies might want to think twice before they do so, as the infrastructure and expertise companies already possess may make them well-positioned for the industry.
Local companies are well-positioned to take advantage of the drone delivery industry due to the infrastructure and expertise already in place. For example, companies can use a courier service or food delivery service for their deliveries. These services are already a part of a company’s operations and can easily be used to deliver drones as well.
An additional benefit is that the drone delivery industry will provide jobs for those that the current economy has left out. There is much competition for jobs in this field, but local companies will always have an advantage with their knowledge of the area and experience. Local companies that have been in business for several years may have the expertise to compete in this new industry. It may be a good time for these businesses to consider adding drone delivery services to their list of services offered.
Medicines from the Sky:
RattanIndia’s drone company Neosky in association with TAS, is now planning to also supply drones for e-commerce and consumer-led initiatives besides defense. The companies have partnered with Dunzo, leading hospitals in India, and even grocery delivery for Instamart, by Swiggy.
The government too had founded extended uses for drones. During the pandemic, a box weighing 12 kilos of medicines and 20 vials of vaccines was delivered to rural parts of Telangana through drones in an initiative called ‘Medicines from the Sky’.
Biriyani from the Sky:
Wildly active brand, Swiggy recently established a partnership with Garuda Aerospace and Throttle to launch doorstep deliveries for groceries through Instamart. But it’s on trial and has already begun across Delhi-NCR and Bangalore.
Known startup Biryani by Kilo delivered Biryani to eight influencers post the launch of eight stores in Hyderabad.
Zomato acquired a drone startup TechEagle to build the models that can help deliver essentials and possibly food soon in India last year.
“We can see consumer-led drones picking up but before that, we would need designated drone corridors by the government. As of now, drones would be extensively used in the defense sector or for average load deliveries. Though it is exciting to witness food being delivered by a drone, it is further down the future,” said Sarath Chandra Gudlavalleti, CEO of NeoSky.
Beginning April 2022, all drone operators have been allowed to promote secure operations without needing multiple approvals by possessing a valid UIN.
“This drone is 70% indigenous and launches a soft-kill against approaching rogue drones without any human intervention. Instead of using direct attack, this drone will pull down the attacker by shooting a net,” said Nagander Ramaswamy, CEO of drone manufacturing company TAS.
“We have acquired a 60% stake in Throttle and hope to build our capacity further,” said Gudlavalleti.
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