Garuda Aerospace, the leading drone technology and services provider, in association with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), successfully hosted the Grand National Drone Awards 2023 on May 8th, 2023. The prestigious event was held at the renowned Hotel Crown Plaza, Chennai, showcasing the remarkable scale of the drone industry in India. Garuda Aerospace, backed by the visionary cricketer MS Dhoni, stands as a pioneer in drone technology and services. Garuda Aerospace displayed 10 different types of drones that are used in defence, agriculture, mapping, mining, project monitoring, and inspection. Garuda Aerospace also unveiled the Hanuman Drone which is a Fixed Wing UAV and is capable of surveillance operations for the Army projects.
The National Drone Awards served as a platform to recognize and felicitate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations within the drone industry who have made significant contributions to the growth of the Indian drone ecosystem. This initiative aimed to acknowledge their remarkable efforts and inspire further innovation and excellence in the field of drone technology. The event brought together over 500 registered participants, members and office bearers from newly formed drone industry bodies, Bharat Drone Association and the National Drone Pilot Association from across India.
One of the highlights of the event was the presence of esteemed Chief Guests from the Chennai Super Kings team, including renowned players Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar, and Devon Conway. These celebrated cricketers were honored with the responsibility of presenting the prestigious Drone Awards in 16 diverse categories to deserving winners from various sectors of the drone industry. Their presence added a touch of excitement and glamour to the evening, enhancing the overall experience for all attendees.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Chennai Super Kings in hosting the National Drone Awards 2023. This event serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to promote and recognize the remarkable growth of the drone industry in India. We eagerly anticipate the presence of our esteemed guests and the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the deserving winners,” expressed Mr. Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace.
The National Drone Awards 2023 not only provided a platform for honoring the industry’s best but also facilitated invaluable networking opportunities and knowledge sharing. Eminent personalities from the drone industry, along with industry experts and stakeholders, congregated to discuss the latest developments and emerging trends in drone technology, further propelling the growth and potential of this dynamic industry.
About Garuda AerospaceGaruda Aerospace is India’s leading Drone tech startup focused on disrupting two major multi-billion-dollar sectors, Precision Agri Tech and Industry 4.0 upgradation. Garuda Aerospace is asset-light, recession-proof, agnostic, and focuses on eliminating labours in the agricultural field with drones focusing on designing, building, and customization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Founded in 2015 with a team of 5, Garuda has scaled to 200+ member team having the largest drone fleet in India with over 400 drones and 500 pilots operating in 84 cities. Garuda Aerospace manufactures 30 types of drones and offers 50 types of services. Having served over 750 clients including TATA, Godrej, Adani, Reliance, Swiggy, Flipkart, Delhivery, L&T, Survey of India, SAIL, NTPC, IOCL, Smart cities, Intel, Amazon, Wipro, IISC, MIT Boston, NHAI for various projects, the company recently partnered with global giants such as Lockheed Martin, Cognizant and Elbit Systems. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji launched the drone yatra where 100 drones were flagged off simultaneously across 100 villages in India. Garuda Aerospace is the first drone company to get DGCA approvals for Type Certification and Remote Pilot Training Organisation. Garuda is on a mission to impact 1 billion lives positively using affordable precision Drone Technology. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has invested in the company and is the Brand Ambassador. Garuda Aerospace recently created history by raising $22 Million, the largest ever Series A funding in the drone sector. Garuda Aerospace is on the track to become India’s first-ever Drone Unicorn Startup by 2024