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IIT Roorkee, Garuda Aerospace to jointly help grow drone ecosystem

Chennai, May 23, 2022: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) & leading drone manufacturer Garuda Aerospace, have entered into a  partnership agreement to  meet the growing demand for indigenous drone pilots.
The two parties have signed aMemorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote interaction in mutually beneficial areas of upcoming drone technologies in the areas of Software, Robotics, Digital solutions, Drone Pilot training, IIT Roorkee will provide the application-based solution like  AI based monitoring while Garuda will do  the real time implementation.
Garuda Aerospace Private Limited focuses on the design, building and customization of UAVs or drones for various applications. Catering to diverse needs such as agricultural survey, mapping, reconnaissance and surveillance.
Says Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee:"To facilitate work from IlT Roorkee, students and faculty members would be identified for collaborative development of Make in India Drones. Students will be motivated to intern for the hardware development and DRONE flying strategies according to DGCA, depending on the type of requirements."
Adds Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace:"The association is a step towards realising the national goal of  manufacturing 1 lakh Make in India Kisaan Drones by the end of 2023. This partnership will usher a new era in imparting quality skill training in the field of Automation, AI, ML and Drones for millions of Indian Youth." 
Garuda Aerospace recently partnered with Food tech unicorn Swiggy & have expanded to 26 cities across India.