Drone Laws in India for Indian citizens

All drones must have liability insurance

You must be at least 18 years of age, and have completed a training course

All drones must be equipped with a valid license plate issued by DGCA.

You must fly only during daylight hours.

Micro drones are allowed to operate at night only if they are flying in a well-lit area, and up to the maximum height of 200 feet

You must fly only in good weather conditions.

You must only fly within visual line of sight

Do not fly within 5km of airports or in any area where aircrafts operate.

Do not fly in sensitive areas including government or military facilities

You cannot fly more than one UAV at a time

You cannot fly within 25km of a border

You cannot fly more than 500 meters into the sea, from the coastline

You cannot fly within 5km of Vijay Chowk(New Delhi)

You must not fly over national parks or wildlife sanctuaries

Acquire a special permission by filing a flight plan and obtaining an Air Defence CLearance (ADC) /Flight Information Centre(FIC) number to fly in special controlled areas.

It is mandatory for all drones to acquire NPNT before each and every flight. Drones will not be able to take-off without this permission

All drones must be equipped with:
GPS, Return-to-home (RTH), Anti-collision light, ID plate, A flight controller with data logging capability, RF ID and SIM/No
Permission No Take-Off (NPNT)

Carrying drones on an airplane

Note: These apply to all the countries that allow visitors to carry drones

- All drones should be brought in a separate carry-on bag
- If your drone is worth more than US$ 1,000, and can't be brought on a plane, consider shipping it with full insurance
- Do not place drone batteries in checked-in baggage
- All drone batteries should be placed in a medium-size lipo battery bag
- Failure to properly pack drone batteries can lead to fines, battery being seized, or boarding being denied