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Second Batch of Drone Pilots Completed their Training at Rashtriya Raksha University


Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU), Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Home Affairs, achieved another milestone today when another batch of 12 trainees successfully completed their training on Drone flying at the RRU-DroneAcharya Remote Pilot Training Centre (RPTC) on the University campus. The event was as much as a collective achievement by the University as it was an individual accomplishment by every proud trainee of the second batch, as this time the batch comprised of personnel from the Indian Army and Gujarat Police (Crime Branch).

RRU – DroneAcharya happens to be one of the just 34 Remote Pilot Training Organisations approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India at present. The primary aim of this RPTC is to train serving personnel of the Indian Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces, Para Military Forces, and Government personnel from various departments such as Agriculture, Irrigation, Forestry, Town Planning, Power, Disaster Management etc. The training was open to private citizens as well.

The event included an impressive demonstration of flying skills by the trainers as well as the trainees. This was followed by the award of Certificates to the successful trainees by Prof (Dr) Bimal N Patel, Vice Chancellor RRU. In his address, the Vice Chancellor congratulated the participants on this achievement and exhorted them to motivate others to avail this opportunity for becoming qualified Drone Pilots. RRU, he further added, was receiving a great response to this initiative from the environment. The Vice Chancellor quoted the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi who has stated recently “We are witnessing record enthusiasm towards drones in India. Drones are being harnessed to further ‘Ease of Living’ and encourage a culture of innovation.” and reiterated how RRU was committed to this national resolve.

The stage has been set for more such future batches at the RRU-DroneAcharya Remote Pilot Training Centre (RPTC). The next batch is planned for the month of January (2023) comprising of media personnel for drone-training.


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