Bharat Drone Shakti-2023 will be co-hosted by the Indian Air Force and the Drone Federation of India at the Indian Air Force airbase at Hindon in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, on September 25, 2023.
- Drones are witnessing increased usage in both military and civil applications in India.
- The two-day event will feature over 50 live aerial demonstrations, showcasing various types of drones, including survey drones, agriculture drones, fire suppression drones, and tactical surveillance drones.
- More than 75 drone start-ups and corporates are expected to participate in the event.
- The event will also include the induction ceremony of the first C-295 MW transport aircraft, part of India’s acquisition of 56 Airbus C-295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force AVRO fleet.
- The acquisition of these aircraft is seen as a boost to the Make in India initiative.
- Bharat Drone Shakti-2023 is anticipated to draw approximately 5,000 attendees, including representatives from the Central government, state departments, public and private industries, armed forces, paramilitary forces, and friendly countries.
- The event aligns with India’s commitment to becoming a global drone hub by 2030.
Q.: When and where will Bharat Drone Shakti-2023 be co-hosted by the Indian Air Force and the Drone Federation of India?
a) New Delhi, India, in October 2023
b) Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in September 2023
c) Mumbai, Maharashtra, in November 2023
d) Bengaluru, Karnataka, in August 2023
Anwer:b) Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in September 2023