DroneAcharya Secures Contract from Indian Army for Advanced Drone Pilot and GIS Training in Jammu and Kashmir

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Pune, 12th January 2024: Demonstrating India’s commitment to bolstering its aerial defence capabilities, DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Limited has clinched a significant Defence Tender valued at INR 11,80,000.00. The contract entails providing advanced drone pilot training and Geographic Information System (GIS) training to 20 officers from the Northern Command Pre-Induction Training School at Bhalra, Jammu and Kashmir.

Amidst a global shift towards increased reliance on drone technology in defence operations, DroneAcharya’s success in securing this tender solidifies its leading role in advancing India’s capabilities in this domain. The training program, spanning 14 days, will be conducted on-site and will cover a diverse range of advanced modules, including Night Flying, Challenging Maneuvers, Emergency Response, Data Processing, and Image Interpretation.

The strategic importance of drones in defence has been accentuated by recent global events, such as the Ukraine-Russia war. India, recognizing this trend, is actively investing in drone-based capacity building, as evidenced by the surge in drone procurement and training tenders nationwide.

Prateek Srivastava, Founder and Managing Director at DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Limited, expressed pride in contributing to India’s journey in building aerially capable defence forces. He remarked, “This tender win reflects not only our expertise but also our commitment to advancing defence capabilities through cutting-edge drone training.”

As the sole Private DGCA certified drone pilot training organization in India, DroneAcharya has conducted over 580 trainings on Digital Sky and organized more than 200 drone pilot training courses for various defence organizations nationwide. This accomplishment emphasizes the company’s pivotal role in skill development and quality training, vital for the effective application of drone technology in defence operations.

The training initiative represents India’s proactive stance in adopting drones within its defence framework. DroneAcharya is set to play a crucial role in shaping the future of defence technology by imparting specialized skills to officers, facilitating the seamless integration of drones into strategic operations.