The Top Drone Companies In India
1. Infoedge India
Infoedge India is an Internet-based large-cap public company in India that owns Naukri, 99Acres, Jeevansathi, Shiksha.com, and a number of other popular websites. As a pioneer in the Internet industry, they are constantly investing in the future, and drone technology is at the top of the list.
Infoedge India has invested in and purchased stakes in Skylark Drones, a startup that is working on building the core infrastructure for the global drone ecosystem, with the intention of entering the drone industry.
2. Thanos Technologies Inc.
Thanos Technologies is an Indian drone startup that creates innovative aerial solutions to traditional terrestrial problems. Pradeep Palelli founded the company in 2016. The company’s headquarters are in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. It provides aerial survey and mapping services using drones.
3. Paras Defence & Space Technologies
Paras Defence and Space Technologies is an Indian small-cap defense company that designs, develops, manufactures, and tests a wide range of defense and space engineering products and solutions. In October 2021, the company will be listed on the Indian stock exchange.
Paras Defense is collaborating with foreign UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) manufacturers on Drone technology. It has collaborated with the Latvian Fixer, the Italian Nurjana Technologies, and another Israeli company. Paras Defense is currently developing military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), industrial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones, and other aerospace technologies.
4. Zen Technologies Ltd.
Zen Technologies, founded in 1993, is an Indian small-cap drone-tech company. They are developing Heavy Lift Logistics Drones, and their Anti Drone System focuses on drone detection, classification, and tracking using passive surveillance, camera sensors, and threat neutralization by jamming drone communication.
The fact that Zen Technologies has received orders from the Indian Air Force for the supply of CUAS, or counter unmanned aircraft systems, explains their growth in drone technology. In addition to drones, Zen Technologies creates training solutions for combat-ready soldiers.
5. RattanIndia Enterprises Ltd.
RattanIndia Enterprises Limited is the Rattanindia Group’s flagship company for new-age growth businesses and is a mid-cap publicly-traded company in India. RattanIndia Enterprises announced the launch of its drone business in September 2021 through its wholly-owned subsidiary NeoSky India Ltd. According to a company statement, NeoSky India will develop a cutting-edge drone system platform with a focus on industry applications in India. Furthermore, the company recently made a strategic investment in Matternet, a US-based urban drone logistics company that is heavily working on the drone logistics platform. The amount of the investment, however, has not been disclosed.
6. DCM Sriram Industries
Another top drone company in India working on drone technology is DCM Sriram Industries. In August 2021, the Indian company DCM Shriram Industries announced the purchase of a 30% stake in a Turkish drone manufacturer, Tyrone Dynamics, which has received a $1 million foreign investment from India.
The company stated in a statement that “both sides expect the creation of products for civilian use, particularly for cargo transportation… Tyrone will now sell its products to India and its Asian neighbors, with the goal of eventually exporting drones to Europe and Australia.” This collaboration between DCM Sriram Industries and Zyrone Dynamics is more than just an investment; it is about establishing a global UAV company for a variety of civilian and military applications.
7. Drona Aviation
Drona Aviation is an Indian drone startup founded in 2014 by Apurva Godbole. The company’s headquarters are in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company provides drone-based solutions such as aerial cinematography and crowd monitoring, among other things. The startup is designing and manufacturing nano drones for consumers. The company is primarily working on self-charging drones, crowd-monitoring drones, aerial cinematography, life guardrones, and advertising drones. These items can be used for flying, photography, cinematography, selfies, and other purposes. The company also creates hardware and software for developers to use when creating apps.
8. Droni Technology
Anisha Bhosle, Chirag Patel, Onkar Bhosle, and Rohit Shirke founded Droni Tech, an Indian drone startup, in 2018. The headquarters are in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company creates UAVs and software to meet a variety of industry needs. Droni Tech offers aerial photography, industrial inspections, 3D mapping, surveying, and surveillance services. To manage, monitor, and process the images collected by the drones, the startup also employs in-house developed drone management software. Renault, Mercedes-Benz, TAJ, Skoda, Toshiba, Grand Hyatt, and many others are among its clients. Eagle Group has provided $35 million in funding to the startup.
Indshine is a drone startup based in India that provides a cloud-based collaborative GIS application that allows teams to work on drone and satellite maps from any device. Himanshu Nagrath, Manish Sahu, Saksham Bhutani, and Prince Diwakar founded the startup in 2016. Gurugram serves as the company’s headquarters. The company’s headquarters are in Newark, Delaware. Indshine is a SaaS-based online platform for visualizing 3D and 2D drone maps. Inshine provides infrastructure, mining, forestry, and other industries with services and software.
The startup received $14.4K in funding from the Pre-Seed Round-Indshine.
10. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
HAL ltd. was founded in India and is a government corporation, with the President of India owning 89.97 percent of the company. The company is involved in the design, development, manufacturing, and repair of a wide range of products, including aircraft, helicopters, and aero engines. The first five Tapas drones will be manufactured in India by the company. The Indian Air Force requested a proposal to supply 70 basic trainer HTT40 aircraft last year.