Drones for civilian purposes are likely to start flying in India from October onwards, a senior official said, as the Civil Aviation Ministry expects to soon put in place the regulatory framework for unmanned aerial vehicles.

The use of drones by civilians is currently restricted by aviation regulator DGCA.

Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey said the ministry is working on putting in place a system wherein registration and flying permission for civilian drones are done online.PTI

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