Rajnath Singh launches Bharat Drone Shakti show at Hindan Air Base


The Bharat Drone Shakti-2023 show was officially opened on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Hindan Air Base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Drone Federation of India (DFI) are hosting the massive drone display. The Defence Minister and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari saw the skill of the Indian drone industry after opening the Bharat Drone Shakti-2023 expo.
Live aerial demonstrations of a range of drone operations and uses by several drone businesses were presented at Bharat Drone Shakti 2023. Wing Commander Sonam Bakshi addressed the crowd and began the live aerial displays with the phrase “Wakif kaha zamana hamari udaan se,” “Wakif kaha zamana hamari udaan se vo aur the,” and “Jo haar gaye aasaman se.”
Notably, the IAF, recognizing the potential of indigenous drone design and development, is collaborating with the Drone Federation of India (DFI) to jointly host Bharat Drone Shakti 2023. This event, scheduled for September 25 and 26, will take place at the IAF’s Hindan airbase in Ghaziabad and will feature live aerial demonstrations. In India, the utilization of drones is on the rise, spanning across military and civilian applications.
Drone technology has rapidly transformed both civil and defence sectors, enhancing efficiency, reducing risk exposure, and elevating capabilities, said a press release.
The IAF has extensive experience in deploying Remotely Piloted Aircraft for Intelligence Surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
To harness the burgeoning drone technology sector in India, the IAF initiated the Meher Baba Swarm Drone competition, showcasing its faith in the nation’s drone capabilities, according to the release.
Now, with Bharat Drone Shakti 2023, the IAF is poised to further leverage this expertise.
Bharat Drone Shakti 2023 promises to spotlight the full potential of the Indian drone industry, with an impressive lineup of over 50 live aerial demonstrations.