New Delhi, March 10. India’s most valuable drone startup, Garuda Aerospace showcases its drone solutions to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah at National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) 2023.
Garuda Aerospace, India’s leading drone manufacturing company showcases its disaster management drone solutions to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji and Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah at 3rd session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) – 2023, held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Building local resilience in changing climate’. NPDRR is organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs to bring together stakeholders from the government, civil society, academia and the private sector to discuss strategies and solutions for disaster risk reduction in India.
Garuda Aerospace’s disaster management drone includes aerial surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid damage assessment, payload delivery, search and rescue solutions. The drones are equipped with high-resolution cameras, thermal imaging sensors and other advanced technologies that enable them to operate in the most challenging environments while providing real-time data. The tethered drone flies non-stop for 24 hours and is used for disaster communication and rescue operations for NDRF. These are well connected with a 300m cable and are the longest in India. Garuda’s other disaster management drones include the Sanjeevani drone and Droni Drones used for tunnel inspection, underwater and for providing medicine and supplies during emergencies. Earlier Garuda Aerospace deployed their drones for rescue and relief operations to Chamoli glacier burst at Uttarakhand and supported the locust control operation in Rajasthan. Their disaster management drone was also used for surveillance and helped carry emergency medicines, supplies and food for victims of the Turkey earthquake. Garuda Aerospace’s drones have supported disaster management and rescue efforts including earthquakes and floods, especially in regions like Assam, Gujarat, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Garuda Aerospace used emergency drones to deliver medicine and vaccinations to hospitals by partnering with Swiggy.
Speaking on showcasing its drone solutions, Agnishwar Jayaprakash Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace, said, “We are honoured to showcase our disaster management drone solutions to the Honorable Prime Minister Modi Ji and Home Minister Amit Shah at NPDRR – 2023. Our drones have already proved their potential in past rescue operations. We believe that our cutting-edge drone solutions can revolutionize disaster management in India. We are committed to providing reliable and efficient technology to support the country in times of emergencies. It was a Historic Moment when both our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji and Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji appreciated Garuda Aerospace Drones for disruption in Defence, Disaster Management, Industry 4.0 and Agriculture.”
“I had the honor of sharing the heroic joint efforts of the NDRF and Garuda pilots with our Honorable Prime Minister. The incident took place on July 15th, 2022 in Navsari, Gujarat and Assam, during flood operations where delivery drones were used to transport food and medicine for our displaced citizens.”Agnishwar concluded.
Anagh Singh, Lead (Defence, Aerospace, Internal Security and Cyber Security) AGNii Mission, Invest India, said, “The AGNii mission is working with the NDRF for their technology upgrade and strategic modernization. Drone technology has been critical in previous operations, which have been serviced by Garuda Aerospace, and we have enabled a tie-up between the two. Technology in the realm of disaster management will be a big force multiplier and will increase the efficiency of response going forward.”
Garuda Aerospace is the first ever private drone company to sign an MOU with NDRF and provide emergency drone solutions across India.