Registering for a drone


1. Drone registered with a unique identification number or UIN

2.  An address proof, a permit from the police and the department of telecom. 

3. A civil or defence Air Navigation Service (ANS) provider

4. Permission from the property or landowner

5. A security clearance from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India

6.  Drone owners need to have insurance with the liability that they might incur for any damage.

Name
Weight
Permition
Micro
Less 2 Kg
No
Mini
Between 2kg-20kg
small
Between 20kg-150kg
yes
Large
More than 150kg
yes




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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
TECHNICAL CENTRE, OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT, NEW DELHI
CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 3 – Air Transport
SERIES 'X ', PART I
ISSUE I, DATED DD MMMM 2017 EFFECTIVE: FORTHWITH
 F. No. 05-13/2014-AED Vol.VI
Subject: Requirements for Operation of Civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft
System (RPAS)
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) consists of an Unmanned Aircraft (UA), a
Remote Pilot Station (RPS), Command and Control (C2) Link, the maintenance system
and the operating personnel. Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), autonomous aircraft and
model aircraft are various sub-sets of UAS.
1.2 Civilian use of UAS includes but not limited to agriculture, damage assessment of
property and life in areas affected with natural calamities, surveys (infrastructure
monitoring including powerline facilities, ports, and pipelines; commercial photography;
aerial mapping), etc. They are also increasingly proliferating into recreational field and
are likely to be used in many other domains.
1.3 UAS operations present problems to the regulator in terms of ensuring safety of
other users of airspace and persons on the ground. However, in view of technological
advancements in UAS over the years and their increased civil applications, it has become
necessary to develop regulations for operations of this activity.
1.4 This CAR is issued under the provisions of Rule 15A and Rule 133A of the Aircraft
Rules, 1937 and it lays down requirements for obtaining Unique Identification Number
(UIN), Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit (UAOP) and other operational requirements
for civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).
2. ACRONYMS & DEFINITIONS
2.1 Acronyms:
AAI Airports Authority of India
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ADC Air Defence Clearance
ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast
AGL Above Ground Level
AIP Aeronautical Information Publication
ATS Air Traffic Service
BCAS Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
CAR Civil Aviation Requirements
DGCA Directorate General of Civil Aviation
DGFT Directorate General of Foreign Trade
DIPP Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
FIR Flight Information Region (AAI)
FRTOL Flight Radio Telephone Operator's License
GPS Global Positioning System
IAF Indian Air Force
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
IPC Indian Penal Code
MHA Ministry of Home Affairs
MoD Ministry of Defence
MTOW Maximum Take-off Weight
PPL Private Pilot License
RPA Remotely Piloted Aircraft
RPAS Remotely Piloted Aircraft System(s)
RPS Remote Pilot Station(s)
SARPs Standards and Recommended Practices
TSA Temporary Segregated Areas
TRA Temporary Reserved Areas
UA Unmanned Aircraft
UAOP Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit
UAS Unmanned Aircraft System
UIN Unique Identification Number
VFR Visual Flight Rules
VLOS Visual Line-Of-Sight
VMC Visual Meteorological Conditions
2.2 Definitions:
Autonomous aircraft1 An unmanned aircraft that does not allow pilot intervention
in the management of the flight.
Command and
Control (C2) Link
The data link between the UA and the remote pilot station
for the purposes of managing the flight.
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have no official status within ICAO Annexes.
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Controlled Airspace2 An airspace of defined dimensions within which air traffic
control service is provided in accordance with the airspace
classification.
Model Aircraft Unmanned Aircraft (UA) without payload up to 2 kg.
Payload All components of equipment on board a UA that are not
needed for the flight or its control. Its transport aims
exclusively to fulfill a specific mission.
Remote Pilot A person charged by the operator with duties essential to
the operation of a remotely piloted aircraft and who
manipulates the flight controls, as appropriate, during flight
time.
Remote Pilot Station
(RPS)
The component of the remotely piloted aircraft system
containing the equipment used to pilot the remotely piloted
aircraft.
Remotely Piloted
Aircraft (RPA)
An unmanned aircraft which is piloted from a remote pilot
station.
Remotely Piloted
Aircraft System
(RPAS)
A remotely piloted aircraft, its associated remote pilot
station(s), the required command and control links and any
other components as specified in the type design.
Unmanned Aircraft
(UA)
An aircraft which is intended to operate with no pilot on
board.
Unmanned Aircraft
System (UAS)
An aircraft and its associated elements which are operated
with no pilot on board.
Visual line-of-sight
(VLOS) operation.
Operation in which the remote pilot or RPA observer
maintains direct unaided visual contact with the remotely
piloted aircraft.
3. CATEGORY OF RPA
3.1 Civil RPA are classified in accordance with Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW) as
indicated below:
i) Nano : Less than or equal to 250 grams.
ii) Micro : Greater than 250 grams and less than or equal to 2 kg.
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Controlled airspace is a generic term which covers ATS airspace Classes A, B, C, D and E as described in Annex
11, Para 2.6.
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iii) Mini : Greater than 2 kg and less than or equal to 25 kg.
iv) Small : Greater than 25 kg and less than or equal to 150 kg.
v) Large : Greater than 150 kg.
4. APPLICABILITY
4.1 This CAR is applicable to civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems which are
remotely piloted from a Remote Pilot Station.
4.2 Provisions of this CAR are not applicable to manufacturing of RPAS.
4.3 Operation of autonomous aircraft are strictly prohibited.
Note: Model aircraft (MTOW upto 2kg, without any payload) flown below 200 ft inside
educational institution premises will not require UIN and/or UAOP. Aeromodellers/recreational
flyers under this category shall be fully responsible for its
operation, safety and security. They shall inform the local police authorities before
undertaking such activities even for indoor operation.
5. APPLICATION PROCESS
5.1 Upon receipt of the application along with necessary documents, DGCA shall
examine the request for issuance of UIN, UAOP and/or import clearance.
5.2 The application will be processed on case-to-case basis.
6. REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUE OF UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (UIN)
6.1 All civil RPA, except those indicated in Para 6.6 of this CAR, shall require to obtain
Unique Identification Number (UIN) from DGCA. UIN will be granted where the RPAS is
wholly owned either:
a) By a citizen of India; or
b) By the Central Government or any State Government or any company or
corporation owned or controlled by either of the said Governments; or
c) By a company or a body corporate provided that:
i) it is registered and has its principal place of business within India;
ii) its chairman and at least two-thirds of its directors are citizens of India;
and,
iii) its substantial ownership and effective control is vested in Indian nationals;
or
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d) By a company or corporation registered elsewhere than in India, provided that such
company or corporation has leased the RPAS to any organization mentioned in
Para 6.1 (b) or (c) above.
6.2 Following documents shall be required for issue of UIN:
a) Contact details of Operator with valid identity & address proof;
b) Purpose & area of operation;
c) Specification of RPAS (manufacturer name, type, model number, year of
manufacture, weight and size, type of propulsion system, flying capabilities in
terms of maximum endurance, range and height, etc. including details of
equipment);
d) Details of compatible payload along with its weight and maximum weight carrying
capacity of the RPAS;
e) Copy of RPA Flight Manual/Manufacturer’s Operating Manual (as applicable);
f) Copy of Manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines for RPA (as applicable);
g) Permission for all frequencies used in RPA operations from Department of
Telecommunication (Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing);
h) Security Clearance from MHA in case 6.1 (a), (c) & (d) (application format given in
Annexure-I);
i) Verification of character and antecedents of the remote pilot(s) from local subdivisional
police office.
6.3 The identification plate (made of fire proof material) inscribed with UIN, RF ID tag
and SIM shall be affixed to the RPA.
6.4 The applicant shall submit the application for import/ acquisition of remotely piloted
aircraft (application format given in Annexure-II) to DGCA along with a copy of the security
clearance. Import clearance shall be given by DGCA based on which DGFT shall provide
license for import of RPAS.
6.5 Duly filled application & documents as per Annexure III along with requisite fees
as per Rule 15A of Aircraft Rules 1937 for UIN shall be submitted to DGCA. UIN shall be
issued by DGCA in 02 days provided all documents are complete. After satisfactory
scrutiny of the documents, UIN shall be issued by DGCA as per the format given at
Annexure-IV.
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6.6 RPA in Nano category with an intent to fly upto 50 ft AGL, and those owned &
operated by Government security agencies are exempted from obtaining UIN.
7. REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATOR
PERMIT (UAOP)
7.1 All civil RPA operations for any purpose whatsoever other than those mentioned
in Para 7.2 will require UAOP from DGCA.
7.2 Following entities will not require UAOP:
a) Nano RPA operating below 50 ft AGL in uncontrolled airspace & indoor operations.
b) Micro RPA operating below 200 ft AGL in uncontrolled airspace and clear of
prohibited; restricted and danger areas; Temporary Segregated Areas (TSA) and
Temporary Reserved Areas (TRA) as notified by AAI in the AIP. However, the user
shall intimate the local police authorities before conduct of actual operations.
c) RPA owned and operated by Government security agencies. However, the agency
shall intimate local police authorities and concerned ATS Units before conduct of
actual operations.
7.3 All civil RPA operators except entities specified in Para 7.2 shall submit duly filled
application along with requisite fees as per Rule 15A of Aircraft Rules 1937 for issue of
UAOP (Application format given in Annexure-V) to DGCA at least 7 days prior to actual
conduct of operations along with following documents:
a) Permission from ATS provider (civil/defense);
b) Permission of the land/property owner (area used for take-off and landing of RPA);
c) Details of remote pilot(s) and training records;
d) Insurance details (as applicable);
e) Security programme as approved by BCAS.
7.4 The UAOP shall be issued by DGCA as per the format given at Annexure-VI with
a copy to MHA, BCAS, IAF, ATS Provider (AAI/MoD), and district administration
(Superintendent of Police) for information. In case of UIN issued under Para 6.1 (d) above,
the Indian organization will be issued with UAOP.
7.5 Validity of the UAOP shall be for a period of five years from the date of issue.
Renewal of the UAOP shall be subject to fresh security clearance from MHA. UAOP
issued by DGCA shall be non-transferrable.
7.6 DGCA may impose additional requirements depending upon justification on caseto-case
basis.
8. SECURITY/SAFETY ASPECT
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8.1 The owner/operator shall be responsible for the safe custody, security and access
control of the RPAS. In case of loss of RPA, the operator shall report immediately to local
administration/police, BCAS and DGCA.
8.2 The RPAS operator shall ensure that all security measures as enumerated in the
Security Programme (approved by BCAS) are in place before operation of each flight.
8.3 The ground control station (while in use or in store) shall be secured from sabotage
or unlawful interference.
8.4 The owner/operator of all RPA except Nano RPA shall be responsible for notifying
any incident/accident involving RPA to the Director of Air Safety, DGCA who will further
intimate to all the concerned agencies.
8.5 The RPAS (issued with UIN) shall not be sold or disposed-off in any way to any
person or firm without permission from DGCA. In case, the RPA is damaged and cannot
be restored to original condition, the same shall be intimated to DGCA by owner/operator
for cancellation of UIN.
9. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR REMOTE PILOTS
9.1 Remote pilot shall have attained 18 years of age with thorough ground training
equivalent to that undertaken by aircrew of manned aircraft or a PPL holder
(Aeroplanes/Helicopter) with FRTOL.
9.2 Remote pilots shall undergo thorough practical training on the control of a RPA in
flight, which may consist of a proportion of simulated flight training.
9.3 The training shall include the following:
a) Basic Radio Telephony (RT) techniques including knowledge of radio frequencies.
b) Flight Planning and ATC procedures.
c) Regulations specific to area of operations.
d) Basic knowledge of multi rotors and fixed wing operations.
e) No-fly zone awareness.
9.4 The training shall enable the remote pilot to demonstrate that he/she can control
the RPA throughout its operating conditions, including safe recovery during emergencies
and system malfunction.
9.5 The training requirements contained in Para 9.1 through 9.4 of this CAR are not
applicable for Nano and Micro category RPA. However, the user shall be fully aware of
his/her responsibilities to fly these machines safely.
10. RPAS MAINTENANCE
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10.1 Maintenance and repair of RPAS shall be carried out in accordance with the
manufacturer’s approved procedures, as applicable.
10.2 Maintenance of the ground control equipment shall be carried out in accordance
with the manufacturer’s recommended inspection and overhaul interval, as applicable.
10.3 The remote pilot/user shall not fly the RPA unless he/she is reasonably satisfied
that all the control systems of RPA including the radio link are in working condition before
the flight.
10.4 The UAOP holder shall maintain records (till the RPAS is in service) of each RPA
flight and make such records available to the DGCA on demand. Such records shall be
maintained as per the format given in Annexure-VII.
11. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
11.1 All RPA except Nano shall be equipped with the following serviceable components/
equipment:
a) Identification Plate
b) GPS for horizontal and vertical position fixing
c) Autonomous Flight Termination System or Return to Home (RH) option
d) Flashing anti-collision strobe lights
e) RFID and GSM SIM Card Slot for APP based tracking
11.2 The RPA intending to operate at or above 200 ft AGL shall carry the following
equipment/capabilities in addition to those specified in Para 11.1 of this CAR:
a) SSR transponder (Mode ‘C’ or ‘S’) or ADS-B OUT equipment
b) Barometric equipment with capability for remote subscale setting
c) Geo Fencing capability
d) Detect and Avoid capability
11.3 Remote pilot shall be equipped with communication facilities to establish and
maintain continuous two-way communication with the concerned ATS unit.
11.4 The GPS tracking system of the RPA shall be self-powered and tamper/spoofing
proof to ensure data relay even in the event of RPA accident.
11.5 Airports Authority of India and Indian Air Force shall monitor RPA movements in
the country. 
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12. REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATION OF RPA
12.1 The RPA operator shall prepare SOP, which shall contain following procedures
according to the provisions contained in relevant sections of AIP-India:
a) Take-off/landing
b) Collision avoidance
c) Noise abatement
d) Flight plan filing
e) Local airspace restriction
f) Right-of-way
g) Communications
h) RPA emergency including loss of C2 link
i) Safe recovery of RPA through controlled airspace in case RPA system failure
precludes the ability to remain outside controlled airspace, etc.
12.2 Nano and Micro RPA while operating upto 50 ft and 200 ft AGL respectively are
exempted from filing the flight plan and obtaining ADC.
12.3 Irrespective of height, operation of RPA in Mini and above category shall be
conducted only after filing flight plan and obtaining following clearances:
a) Nearest ATC Unit
b) Air Defence Clearance (ADC)
c) Flight Information Centre (FIC)
12.4 All RPA operator except Nano RPA shall inform the concerned local police
authority in writing prior to commencing the operations.
12.5 In the event of cancellation of operations, the operator shall notify the same to all
appropriate authorities immediately.
12.6 Irrespective of weight category, all RPA operations are restricted to day operation
and within Visual Line of Sight only.
12.7 RPA shall be operated only when the following meteorological conditions exist:
a) During daylight (between sunrise and sunset).
b) In Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) with a minimum ground visibility of 5
km and cloud ceiling not less than 450 m (1500 ft).
c) Surface winds of not more than 10 knots.
d) No precipitation (rain, hail or snow) or thunderstorm activities.
12.8 Remote pilots shall prefix RPA call-sign with the word UNMANNED during voice
communications between ATC and the remote pilot station. RPA operator shall ensure 
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that no Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) is caused to air traffic operations and air
navigation equipment.
12.9 For intended operations of RPA in controlled airspace, the remote pilot shall
establish contact with ATC prior to entering the controlled airspace.
12.10 RPA Operator shall carry out safety assessment of the RPA operations including
that of launch/recovery sites. The site (including emergency operation zone and any
safety zone for the operations of the RPAS) shall be under the full control of the operator.
12.11 The take-off and landing areas should be properly segregated from public access.
12.12 Designated safe areas should be established by the RPA Operator for emergency
RPA holding and flight terminations.
12.13 No person shall act as a remote pilot for more than one unmanned aircraft
operation at a time.
12.14 If two or more persons are available as remote pilots for a flight, at any given
moment, there shall be only one person acting as a remote pilot-in-command.
12.15 RPA Operator shall be responsible for ensuring that the RPA is operated safely
and remains clear of all manned/unmanned air traffic, terrain and obstacles.
12.16 RPA shall, at all times, give way to manned aircraft.
12.17 RPA shall not be flown in a manner to cause danger to any person or property.
12.18 RPA shall not discharge or drop substances unless specially cleared and
mentioned in UAOP.
12.19 RPA shall not transport any hazardous material such as explosives or animal or
human payload.
12.20 RPA operator/remote pilot shall be liable to ensure that privacy norms of
individuals are not compromised in any manner.
12.21 No RPA shall be flown:
a) Within an area of 5 km (2.7 NM) from Aerodrome Reference Point of operational
airports;
b) Above the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) of an operational aerodrome
specified in Ministry of Civil Aviation (Height Restrictions for Safeguarding of
Aircraft Operations) Rules, 2015 notified through Gazette of India notification
GSR751(E) or its amendments;
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c) Within permanent or temporary Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas including
TRA and TSA as notified by AAI in AIP;
d) Without prior approval, over densely populated areas or over or near an area
affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway;
e) Within 50 km from international border which includes Line of Control (LoC), Line
of Actual Control (LAC) and Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL);
f) Beyond 500 m (horizontal) into sea from coast line provided the location of ground
station is on fixed platform over land;
g) Within 5 km radius from Vijay Chowk in Delhi;
h) Within 500 m from perimeter of strategic locations notified by Ministry of Home
Affairs;
i) Within 500 m from perimeter of military installations/ facilities;
j) From a mobile platform such as a moving vehicle, ship or aircraft; and
k) As an autonomous flight, unless it is following an Autonomous Flight Termination
(AFT) or Return to Home (RH) procedure.
l) Over eco-sensitive zones around National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries notified
by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change without prior permission.
12.22 Operation of RPA beyond the conditions specified in Para 12.7 and 12.21 may be
authorised by DGCA for Government Agencies. Such operations shall be approved by
DGCA on case-to-case basis.
12.23 Operation of Nano and Micro RPA inside covered premises beyond the conditions
specified in Para 12.7 and 12.21 may be carried out subject to permission from local
police authorities.
12.24 To encourage new technology, Indian organisations involved in R & D related
activity of RPAS, having obtained industrial license from DIPP, shall use the test sites
indicated in Annexure-VIII for testing/demonstration purpose.
13. LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
13.1 UIN and/or UAOP issued by DGCA shall not:
a) Confer on RPAS operator any right against the owner or resident of any land or
building or over which the operations are conducted, or prejudice in any way the
rights and remedies which a person may have in respect of any injury to persons
or damage to property caused directly or indirectly by the RPA.
b) Absolve the operator/remote pilot from compliance with any other regulatory
requirement, which may exist under the State or local law.
14. INSURANCE
14.1 All civil RPAS operators shall have insurance with the liability that they might incur
for any damage to third party resulting from the accident/incident.
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15. ENFORCEMENT ACTION
15.1 The UAOP issued by DGCA shall be cancelled or suspended at any time if in its
opinion, the performance of the remote pilot /maintenance of RPAS is no longer
acceptable.
15.2 Breach of compliance to any of the requirements shall attract penal action including
imposition of penalties as per applicable IPCs.
15.3 Breach, if any noticed by any Govt. authority shall be intimated to the concerned
state authority for taking necessary action including imposition of penalties under the
applicable statutory provisions.
(Sh. B.S. Bhullar)
Director General of Civil Aviation
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Annexure-I
APPLICATION PROFORMA FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE
I. Details of Company/Firm (Indian/Foreign)
Sl.
No.
Full Name of the
company and its
foreign collaborator,
if any
Date of
registration
of company
Address of Head
Office, Regional
Offices &
Registered Office
Previous name
of company, if
any
Details of earlier
approvals, if any
(Ref. No. &
date)
II. Details of Directors
Sl.
No.
Full Name
of Board of
Directors
Present
Position
held with
date (since
when)
Date
of
Birth
Parentage Present &
Permanent
Address
Nationality Passport
No. and
Date of
Issue
Contact
Address &
Telephone
No.
III. Details of Shareholders of Applicant Company (All firms/companies/
entities/ individuals having shareholding more than 10%)
No. Full
Name
Parentage
Father/
Mother
Date
of
Birth
Permanent
Address
Present
Address
Present
Position
held in the
company,
if any
Nationality
(if holding
dual
nationality,
both must
be clearly
mentioned)
% of
shares
held in
the
company
IV. Details of criminal cases, if any, against the Company/Director(s) as per
Annexure IA
(Signature of the Applicant/Authorized Signatory)
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Annexure-IA
SELF-DECLARATION FOR COMPANY AND DIRECTOR(S) FOR WHOM SECURITY
CLEARANCE IS SOUGHT
a) Name & address and registration no. of the company :
b) Name & address of owners, promoters and directors of the company :
1.
2.
3.
4.
c) Is the company owners, promoters or directors listed above, the subject of any
1. Preventive detention proceedings (PSA/NSA etc.) : Yes/No
2. Criminal proceedings : Yes/No
d) If Yes, please provide following details :
1. Detention/Case/FIR/Warrant Number :
2. Police Station/ District/ Agency :
3. Section of law :
4. Name & Place of the court :
e) The above mentioned details are in respect of both India and any other foreign
country.
Note: The above self-declaration is required to be filled and signed by the authorized
signatory of the company.
(Signature of Applicant/ Authorized Signatory)
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Annexure-II
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT,
NEW DELHI-110003, INDIA
APPLICATION FOR IMPORT/ACQUISITION OF REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT
1. Name of Applicant/Owner/Operator:
(In case of Company/ Corporation,
give names of owners/directors and their nationalities)
2. Contact details (Address, E-mail id, Phone No.):
3. Nationality:
4. Category: Existing UAOP holder/ UAOP applicant/ Without UAOP
5. Existing fleet strength:
No. RPA type UIN Mode of acquisition
(Owner / lease)
6. Details of RPA proposed to be imported/ acquired:
No. Items RPA details
1. Name and address of
manufacturer
2. Nationality
3. Model No.
4. Serial Number
5. Date and Year of Manufacture
6. Fixed Wing/Rotary Wing
7. New/Used
8. Maximum take-off weight of RPA
9. Maximum height attainable by RPA
10. Payload details
7. Mode of import/acquisition (Lease/Outright Purchase):
Outright Purchase Lease
Name & Address of
the owner (name of
manufacturer in
case of new RPA)
Name & Address
of the owner of
aircraft
Name & Address
of the Lessor
Name & Address
of the Lesse
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8. Purpose of Operation of RPA:
9. Proposed base of operation:
10. Enclose copy of security clearance/ application for security clearance:
UNDERTAKING
1. The RPA shall be used only for the purpose for which it is being imported/acquired and
meet the regulations contained in CAR Section 3, Series X, Part I.
2. It is confirmed that after obtaining UIN in India, the RPA shall be maintained, operated
in accordance with the regulation specified by DGCA from time to time and there is no
binding or limitation of any kind in this regard in the lease agreement for the acquisition
of the RPAS.
3. The RPA shall not be flown above 200 ft AGL without UAOP as prescribed in CAR
Section 3, Series X, Part I.
4. Certified that the information given above is correct.
Date: (Signature of the Applicant/ Authorized Signatory)
Name :
Designation :
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Annexure-III
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT,
NEW DELHI-110003, INDIA
APPLICATION FOR UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (UIN) OF REMOTELY
PILOTED AIRCRAFT (RPA) - (USE ONE APPLICATION PER RPA)
Section A: Particulars of Applicant/Owner/Operator of RPA
1. Name of Applicant/Owner/Operator
(In case of Company/ Corporation,
give names of owners/directors
and their nationalities)
2. Contact details (Address, E-mail id, Phone No.)
3. Nationality
4. Valid ID/Address proof details
5. Copy of security clearance/verification of character and antecedents of the remote
pilot(s)
6. Copy of permission from WPC for use of all frequencies in RPAS operations
7. Details of fees paid
8. Declaration from Indian entity in case RPAS is wholly owned by a company or
corporation and has given the said aircraft on lease to any person mentioned in Para
6.1 (a), (b) or (c) of this CAR.
Section B: Specification of Remotely Piloted Aircraft
9. Name and address of manufacturer
10. Model No.
11. Serial Number
12. Date and Year of Manufacture
13. Fixed Wing/Rotary Wing
14. New/Used
15. Maximum take-off weight of RPA (including Payload)
16. Category of RPA (Please refer Para 3 of this CAR)
17. Details of compatible payload
18. Place & region of operation as per AAI FIR
19. Purpose of operation of RPA
20. Engine/Motor : Type/Power Rating/Number of Engines/Motors
21. Motors: Type/Power Rating/Number of Motors
22. Propeller details
23. Dimensions of RPA (l x b x h)
24. Maximum Endurance of RPA
25. Maximum Range of RPA
26. Maximum Speed of RPA
27. Maximum Height attainable by RPA
28. Maximum height of operations required
29. GPS and Geo-fencing details
30. RFID and SIM details
31. Payload details
32. Total fuel capacity (kg)/Battery capacity (mAh)
33. Particulars of previous or existing UIN, if applicable
34. Copy of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Flight Manual/Manufacturer’s Operating Manual (as
applicable)
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35. Copy of Manufacturer’s Maintenance guidelines (as applicable)
36. History of incidents/accidents (if any) along with nature and extent of damage sustained
by the RPA and details of any repairs carried out.
37. Insurance details (as applicable)
38. Undertaking:
(a) I hereby declare that the above particulars are true in every respect and that nothing
has been concealed or withheld by me. I have studied the relevant regulations issued
by DGCA from time to time and shall abide by them.
(b) I shall not operate RPA above 200 ft AGL without UAOP as prescribed in the CAR
Section 3, Series X, Part I.
Date: (Signature of the applicant/ authorized signatory)
Name :
Designation :
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FORMAT FOR ISSUE OF UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT,
NEW DELHI-110003, INDIA
UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Unique Identification Number
Manufacturer and
Manufacturer’s
designation of Remotely
Piloted Aircraft System
Remotely Piloted
Aircraft Model No.
Max. Take-off Weight
(kg).
U-XX-XXXX
Category
Type of Aircraft Fixed Wing/
Rotary Wing
Name of owner
Address of owner
E-mail ID &
Contact No. of Owner
Name of Operator
Address of Operator
E-mail id &
Contact No. of Operator
It is hereby certified that the above mentioned Remotely Piloted Aircraft System has been duly
entered in the Indian Civil Unmanned Aircraft database.
Date of
Issue
Signature
Name
Place of
Issue
Designation with
Seal
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT,
NEW DELHI-110003, INDIA
APPLICATION FOR ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATOR
PERMIT (UAOP)
Section A: Particulars of Applicant/Owner/Operator of RPA
1. Copy of security clearance from MHA verification of character and antecedents of the
remote pilot(s)
2. Details of fees paid
Section B: Details to obtain Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit
3. UIN No.
4. Details of Remote pilot(s) and training records
5. List of personnel for operation of RPA (copies of security clearance to be enclosed)
6. Copy of permission from ATS provider (Civil/defense)
7. Security clearance of firms/operator of RPA from MHA
8. Security programme approved by BCAS
9. Permission of land/ property owner (area used for take-off and landing of RPA)
10. Insurance details (as applicable)
11. History of incidents/ accidents (if any) along with nature and extent of damage sustained
by the RPA and details of any repairs carried out
12. Undertaking:
(a) I hereby declare that the above particulars are true in every respect and that nothing
has been concealed or withheld by me. I have studied the relevant regulations issued
by DGCA from time to time and shall abide by them.
(b) I shall keep RPA Flight Manual /Manufacturer’s Operating Manual (as applicable)
up to date at all times. I shall specify procedures to be followed by remote pilots and
other relevant persons to ensure safety of RPA operations and shall produce the
same as and when demanded by DGCA.
(c) I shall maintain RPAS as per maintenance system established by manufacturer and
details of the same shall be kept up to date at all times and shall produce relevant
records of maintenance as and when demanded by DGCA.
Date: (Signature of the applicant/ authorized signatory)
Name :
Designation :
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FORMAT FOR ISSUE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATOR PERMIT
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT,
NEW DELHI-110003, INDIA
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATOR PERMIT
Unmanned Aircraft Operator
Permit
Name of operator
Address of operator
E-mail &
Contact No. of operator
This certificate certifies that <operator name> is authorized to perform RPA operations as defined
in the attached operations specifications and in accordance with the regulations prescribed in CAR
Section 3, Series X, Part I dated ---------2017
Date of Issue Signature
Date of
Expiry Name
Place of
Issue
Designation with
Seal
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DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT,
NEW DELHI-110003, INDIA
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS
UIN Number
Type of operations
Area of base of operations
Approved personnel for RPAS
operation
Operating limitations
1. Maximum Endurance
2. Maximum Ceiling
3. Compatible Payloads (with
weight), etc.
Date of Issue
Signatures
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SAMPLE OF RPA LOG BOOK
RPA LOG BOOK
Name of the Owner/Operator
………………………………………………………………..
Address of Owner/Operator
………………………………………………………………..
UIN
……………………………………………………………….
SAMPLE CONTENTS OF RPA LOG BOOK
1. UIN ………………………………………………………………………….
2. Category of RPA ……………………………………………......................
3. Date of Flight ………………………………………………………………
4. Name of Remote Pilot …………………………………………………….
5. Place & Time of Commencement of operation ………………………...
6. Place & Time of Termination of operation...….…………………………
7. Hours of Flight (00:00 hrs) ……………………………………………….
8. Remote pilot observation (if any)...……………………………………...
9. Record of maintenance as prescribed by manufacturer ..…………….
10. Compliance record of other instructions issued by manufacturer ……
Place: …………….
Date: ……………. Signature of Remote Pilot
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LIST OF IDENTIFIED AREA FOR TESTING/DEMONSTRATION OF UAS
State Name of Place Coordinates
North
Punjab Phagwara 31° 17' 00" N 75° 48' 00" E
Uttarakhand Sakkhanpur Farm 29° 18' 15" N 79° 03' 05" E
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow, Shivgarh Resorts 26° 36' 27" N 81° 00' 42" E
Uttar Pradesh Sultanpur 26° 14' 52" N 82° 02' 33" E
South
Karnataka Chitradurga 14° 23' 17" N 76° 34' 19" E
Karnataka Ganimangala Village 12° 13' 02" N 76° 37' 33" E
Kerala Munnar,Devikulam 10° 03' 23" N 77° 07' 11" E
Kerala Idukki 09° 55' 08" N 77° 06' 08" E
Tamil Nadu Vellore 12° 54' 31" N 79° 04' 00" E
Tamil Nadu Coorg, Choudigudi Estate 12° 07' 25" N 76° 03' 42" E
Tamil Nadu Salem, Pullagoundanpatti 11° 28' 49" N 77° 43' 19" E
Tamil Nadu Erode, Nambiyur 11° 21' 28" N 77° 19' 14" E
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore, Chettipalayam 10° 54' 47" N 77° 02' 12" E
Telangana Hyderabad, Mulugu Village 17° 43' 41" N 78° 42' 02" E
East & NE
Assam Sonapur, Betkuchi 26° 08' 29" N 91° 57' 17" E
Assam Sivasagar 26° 58' 57" N 94° 38' 32" E
Arunachal Pradesh Daporijo Airfield 27° 59' 07"N 94° 13' 18" E
West
Gujarat Surendranagar 22° 46' 26" N 71° 40' 02" E
Maharashtra Shirpur Airport 21° 19' 43" N 74° 57' 40" N
Maharashtra Amravati 20° 53' 48" N 77° 46' 30" E
Maharashtra Aurangabad 19° 57' 00" N 75° 15' 00" E
Maharashtra Ahmednagar 19° 05' 42" N 74° 44' 58" E
Maharashtra Satara 17° 40' 49" N 74° 01' 05" E
Note:
1. The above list of Identified Area for Operation of UAS excludes the restricted
areas notified by various Government agencies.
2. It is the responsibility of such Indian operators, as indicated in Para 12.24 of
this CAR, to ensure that UAS manufacturers to ensure that no manned or
unmanned aircraft is flying during the intended timeframe in the intended test
area. 

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