Drones, private helicopters prohibited within 3 kms of Indian Navy installations in Mumbai

The Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command (WNC) has banned the use of any licenced aerial drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or private helicopters within a three-kilometer radius of Naval Installations in Mumbai in order to combat the drone conspiracy. Furthermore, if any individual or civil agency is discovered operating aerial drones within these zones for any purpose, harsh legal action will be taken.

The Western Naval Command has issued explicit instructions that any drone detected within a three-kilometer radius of its headquarters would be destroyed. Before flying a drone or a private ship, you must first obtain authorization from the Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA). A copy of the authorization letter must be sent to Western Naval Command Headquarters at least one week prior to the scheduled flying operation.

The Navy said, “At least a week before the schedule of flight operations, its approval has to be obtained from the website of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and a copy of the sanction letter should be handed over to the Western Naval Command here. Flying drones within the area is prohibited. Most of these restrictions are already in place, but these strict rules are being repeated after the recent drone attack on an Air Force technical station in Jammu on June 27.”