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Area Around Naval Installations Marked as 'No Fly Zone'

Image used for representational purpose only. (Indian Navy Twitter handle)

Image used for representational purpose only. (Indian Navy Twitter handle)

All individuals and civil agencies are prohibited from flying any non-conventional aerial objects, including drones or UAV, within the zones.

An area of 3 kms from the perimeter of the Indian naval installations here has been designated as a ‘No Fly Zone.’ All individuals and civil agencies are prohibited from flying any non-conventional aerial objects, including drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), within the zones. The Navy would destroy or confiscate any non-conventional aerial object found flying.

Further, the operator found violating the orders would be charged under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code, according to a Navy release here on Friday. It is hereby reiterated that approval for utilisation of drones by any operator or civil/ government agency is governed by guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Further, approval from the Director-General Civil Aviation (DGCA) is to be obtained through the Digi Sky website, and a copy of the approval letter is to be submitted to headquarters Eastern Naval Command/(Command Security Officer) and the naval station concerned at least a week before the scheduled flying operation, the release added.

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first published:July 02, 2021, 23:03 IST