Telangana inks partnership with DJI

Hyderabad: The vibrant drone ecosystem of Telangana is garnering eyeballs internationally.

During Wings India 2020, an international exhibition and conference on Civil Aviation sector, Government of Telangana entered into an MoU with DJI.

DJI is a dominant market leader in the civilian unmanned aviation industry, accounting for over 70 percent of the world’s drone market.

Government of Telangana is proactively developing an ecosystem for emerging technologies. Since the launch of the state’s drone strategy framework last year, the Emerging Technologies Wing of the state government is working to develop a quality talent pool of drone pilots, support the local drone startups, adopt drone solutions for government departments and attract leading players of the industry to Telangana.

The partnership with DJI will focus primarily on drone pilot training. The company will also share its latest products and solutions information, the global knowledge and experience in policy and regulation, the global commercial drone application scenarios, and other UAV related information with the state.

As the regulatory environment improves, the partnership will only grow stronger.

“The global commercial drone market size is anticipated to reach USD 130 billion by 2025. It presents substantial job opportunities for the youth of Telangana. The state aims to train a highly skilled pool of pilots, to attract even more industry leaders to work in Telangana.” said Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, ITE&C Department, Govt of Telangana.

During the same event, Government of Telangana joined hands with Asia Pacific Flight Training Organization and Marut Drones, a local Hyderabad-based drone startup.

The drone startup has developed a curriculum for drone-pilots which will be delivered to aspiring pilots by their trainers, leveraging training infrastructure available with the flight training organization. (INN)

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