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    Top 10 Drone Startups in India

    Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), have become crucial in many sectors including logistics and border security. With continuous enhancements and innovations at the forefront of drone technology, India is rising as a leading nation in bringing the finest, most competitive and intricate drone technologies to market. 

    Top 10 Drone Startups in India 

    We have curated a list of the top 10 drone startups in India that are excelling in manufacturing, designing, or training in UAV technology solutions. 

    Skylark Drones

    Working for verticals across deployment of solar energy, Yield estimation, Road surveys, volumetric measurements etc. Skylark Drones is among the top-performing startups in the drone technology space. Skylark also happens to be the only company featured by Germany’s Dronell. 

    Their Product catalogue- 

    • Drone Mission ops – Full-stack flight solution 
    • Spectra – An integrated drone data platform
    • Watchtower – A free interactive Airspace map


    IdeaForge is a prominent player in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market. They have the largest operational deployment of indigenous UAVs across India. Its customers have completed over 380,000 flights using their UAVs. 

    Their Drones are designed for two categories – 

    • Mapping – RYNO UAV, Q6 UAV
    • Security and Surveillance – Switch UAV, NETRA V4 Pro, NETRA V4+ UAV, Q4i UAV, NINJA UAV

    Application areas – 

    • Conducting Land Surveys 
    • Wide range of mining area planning and mapping 
    • Execute volumetric estimations
    • Streamline oil and gas operations
    • Conduct surveillance operations
    • Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.
    • Border Security
    • Crime Control

    Garuda Aerospace

    Garuda is a Drone-as-a-Service company, that has completed 350 projects and employs over 500 drone pilots. They have an extensive suite of Products that define cutting-edge innovation and high-end technologies like – 

    • Garuda Kisan drone
    • Surveillance Drone
    • Industry drone
    • Stringing Drone
    • Surya Solar panel Cleaning Drone
    • Vriksha Vahaan Sedd dropping Drone
    • Loudspeaker Drone

    Marut Drones

    Marut is India’s most prominent Agricultural Drone manufacturer. They are developing a wide range of drones for Pesticide Spraying, Crop intelligence, Afforestation, Surveillance, Logistics, Direct seeding, training, mapping, and agriculture. 

    Product Catalogue-

    • Kisan drone – AG 365, AG 365S
    • Training drone – RPTO-S, RPTO-M
    • Afforestation drone – Seedcopter-L10
    • Public health drone – MARUT ZAP- L10
    • Logistics drone – Hepicopter – MD 10 

    Asteria Aerospace

    Asteria is another leading Drone-as-a-Service company that caters to industries like defence and homeland security, oil and gas, mining, telecom, industrial security etc. Their range of products includes-

    • Drones – A200, A200-XT, A410-XT, AT-15
    • SkyDeck – Cloud-based drone operations platform for end-to-end Drone-as-a-Service solution
    • Asteria Mission Control – UI application to make drone piloting easy

    Drona Aviation 

    Drone Aviation provides top-notch and developer-friendly design kits for easy assembling and coding of drones. Their drones are developed with a modular approach that helps users build on design frameworks easily. The kit also has an open-source SDK and IDE that helps build custom drones. Their Drone Catalogue includes – Pluto X, and Pluto 1.2

    DroneAcharya Aerial

    DroneAcharya provides best-in-class drone services, training, and GIS data solutions, and is also ready to manufacture high-end drones catering to many industries. Some of the highly known and taken drone courses are – 

    • DGCA Drone Pilot Training Course (Pune)
    • DGCA Drone Pilot Training Course (GUJARAT)
    • DGCA Drone Pilot Training Course (IIT Ropar)
    • Drone Building Course
    • Drones In Agriculture
    • Disaster Management With Drones
    • Drone Data Processing With GIS
    • Aerial Cinematography & Videography

    Endure Air Systems

    Endure Air is an Unmanned Aviation Technology company specializing in developing cutting-edge drone technologies and customisable drone solutions. They have till date acquired 8 patents in the VTOL technology. 

    Drone catalogue– 

    • E-Vibhram
    • G-Vibhram
    • Alakh

    Application areas

    • ISR Operations and Border Surveillance
    • Confines area surveillance
    • High-altitude surveillance
    • Perimeter security
    • Disaster rescue operation
    • Crowd Monitoring
    • Logistics

    Dhaksha Unmanned Systems 

    Dhaksha Unmanned Systems as a startup in the drone technology segment focuses on meeting real-time demands of homeland security and the civil commercial market segment. They are known for their end-to-end UAS technology solutions. 

    Drone Catalogue – 

    • DH-HM 
    • DH-QUAD 
    • DH-VTHT
    • DH-HELI

    Application areas –  

    • Crowd and disaster management
    • Agricultural spraying 
    • Traffic Monitoring 
    • Remote data acquisition
    • Survey and area violation study


    TechEagle is a highly competitive brand in enabling On-Demand Drone Delivery for maritime, defence, e-commerce, healthcare etc. Some distinct and critical features that the company works on for all their drones are- Hybrid VTOL, long-range, safe and secure. Vikram Singh Meena and Anshu Abhishek, the founders of TechEagle were featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for 2022. TechEagle also demonstrated the Made in India, Fastest Hybrid VTOL drone, Vertiplane X3 to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Bharat Drone Mahotsav in Delhi.

    Rashi Bajpai
    Rashi Bajpai
    Rashi Bajpai is a Sub-Editor associated with ELE Times. She is an engineer with a specialization in Computer Science and Application. She focuses deeply on the new facets of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Her passion for science, writing, and research brings fresh insights into her articles and updates on technology and innovation.

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