18 May 2022, Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) & Garuda Aerospace, a leading drone manufacturer & agro-ecosystem integrator registered under Start-Up India and MSME, signed a long term partnership agreement to jointly address the growing demand for indigenous Drone Pilots in the rapidly developing Indian Drone Ecosystem.
In order to synergize efforts and seek expert services for mutual benefits of all parties, the organizations formed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Promoting interaction between the parties in mutually beneficial areas of upcoming drone technologies in the principal technical and research areas of Software, Robotics, Digital solutions, Drone Pilot training, Demos, other related areas in AI based solutions and initiate joint (pilot) projects IIT Roorkee will be providing the application-based solution i.e., AI based monitoring, among others. Garuda will be providing the real time implementations.
Garuda Aerospace Private Limited focuses on building Agriculture and Technological products and services. It has also established its global presence through export-import, e-marketplace, and aims to manufacture, sell and service cost effective Drones with research support and provide Drone pilot training in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) industry. Thus, leading to the cost-effective management of drone integration and adoption.
Furthermore, Garuda Aerospace Private Limited focuses on the design, building and customization of UAVs or drones for various applications. Catering to diverse needs such as agricultural survey, mapping, reconnaissance and surveillance. Garuda Aerospace’s monumental Drone Yathra was recently flagged off by Honorable Prime Minister.
Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, highlighted, “To facilitate work from IlT Roorkee, students and faculty members would be identified for collaborative development of Make in India Drones. Students will be motivated to intern for the hardware development and DRONE flying strategies according to DGCA, depending on the type of requirements.”
Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace, said, “The association is a step towards realizing our Honorable Prime Minister Modiji’s Vision of manufacturing 1 lakh Make in India Kisaan Drones by the end of 2023. This partnership will usher a new era in imparting quality skill training in the field of Automation, AI, ML and Drones for millions of Indian Youth.”