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Source: PIB


Context: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is collaborating with the Drone Federation of India to co-host ‘Bharat Drone Shakti 2023’, at the IAF’s airbase in Hindan, Ghaziabad.

  • This event aims to showcase the capabilities of the Indian drone industry and promote the use of drone technology in various sectors.
  • The event will feature over 50 live aerial demonstrations, including survey drones, agriculture drones, fire suppression drones, tactical surveillance drones, heavy-lift logistics drones, loitering munition systems, drone swarms, and counter-drone solutions.

The event serves as a significant step toward India’s goal of becoming a global drone hub by 2030, highlighting the country’s growing interest in drone technology across various sectors, including defence and civilian applications.