Drone use is allowed in India, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying a drone that weighs over 250 grams in India,

  • Do not fly your drone over densely populated areas or large crowds
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within 5km of airports or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited
  • You must be at least 18 years old and have completed a training course
  • All drones must be equipped with a license plate identifying the operator, and how to contact them
  • You must only fly your drone within visual line of sight
  • You cannot fly more than one UAV at a time
  • Do not fly your drone within 50km of a border
  • Do not fly your drone more than 500 meters into the sea, from the coastline
  • Do not fly within 5km of Vijay Chowk in Delhi
  • Do not fly over national parks or wildlife sanctuaries
  • All drones must have liability insurance

No-fly zones in India

  • The Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan , Delhi.
  • Parliament Building,
  • Prime Minister's residence, and other important centers in New Delhi.
  • The airspace around many Defence and Indian Air Force bases
  • The Tower of Silence, Mumbai.
  • Mathura Refinery
  • Tirupathi Tirumala Andhra pradesh
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre