In an interview with Tech Observer Magazine, Amar Singh Chandel, AVP – Corporate Affairs, Reliance who was part of the panel discussion on the topic of ‘Startups as key pillar of Indigenisation Strategy for Defence Sector’ during the National DefTech Summit 2022 shares his views on emerging interest in drones for commercial, civil and military usage.
He said: “Drone and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the future. Drone is something which not only has usage in defence but it is also being used for civilian purposes such as for logistics, healthcare delivery and, it can be used in agriculture and mining sectors.”
National DefTech Summit was organised by Tech Observer Magazine on November 25, 2022 at The Oberoi in New Delhi. The event focused on role of digital transformation, indigenisation and modernisation in India’s defence sector.
Over 150 top leaders from the ministry of defence, the three services (Army, Navy, and Air Force), and important stakeholders such as Reliance, Adani Group, L&T, Mahindra, Tata, Arubaito, and Airbus, as well as defence startups like as New Space and Botlab Dynamics, attended the summit.
The day long event was supported by The Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), Qlik, Startup Odisha, Arubaito, Airbus, India Future Foundation, Felix Advisory and Alliance Mantra.