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Top Drone Startups in India that are off to a ‘flying’ start in 2021!

Drones have been around for a while but only recently has it become easier to use drones in India.

As the world is getting more tech-savvy, the competition for survival in this world is heating up. As a businessperson, the competition is tough and you have to be able to keep up with the trends in order to stay ahead of the competition. The best way to do this is by understanding what is happening in the world and using that information to your advantage. That is where drones come in. Drones have been around for a while but only recently has it become easier to use drones in India.

The UAV industry is now in the spotlight and in a competitive market, it’s difficult to stand out from the rest. The market is filled with start-ups that are trying to become a big player in the market. The idea of this blog is to share some of the top Drone Startups in India that are off to a ‘flying’ start in 2021!

1. Aero 360

Pragadish Santosh is the founder
A 2017 startup

Aero 360 provides businesses with a comprehensive array of drone solutions, including turnkey services, tool kits, data analysis, training, and repair services. Using aerial images and videos, Aero 360 helps you make better decisions regarding scoping, assessment, planning, surveying, design, inspection, and maintenance.

We have a network of drone repair centers that provides extensive local support for your drones. As part of our pilot partner network and centralized data management for our customers, we also provide data acquisition, processing, and analysis solutions.

2. Aarav Unmanned Systems

Vipul Singh, Yeshwanth Reddy, Suhas Banshiwala, and Nikhil Upadhye founded the company
A 2013 start-up
Headquartered in Bangalore,

AUS has developed autonomous drones with an easy-to-operate interface and no specialized training required. Commercial drones are Australia’s strongest product line, and the company has served a multitude of private and public sector clients in India. Nayan, a quadrotor designed by Aarav Unmanned Systems, is also available for developers and researchers.

According to the Australian government, the company specializes in 3D mapping & image processing, precision agriculture, regional mapping, aerial photography, disaster/event management, and defence surveillance.

3. IdeaForge

Ankit Mehta, Rahul Singh, Ashish Bhat, and Vipul Joshi founded IdeaForge in 2007. The company is a leading developer of unmanned aerial systems that feature user-centric innovations and designs. It is also a licensed manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles that is approved by the Ministry of Defence. A broad range of requirements can be met with IdeaForge products.

A man-portable autonomous UAV, called Netra, will be capable of providing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance of moving and fixed targets. A man-portable small unmanned aerial vehicle weighing less than 3 kg is also provided by the company’s Netra V series autonomous system.

4. CRON Systems

Tomer Ktzenellebogen, Tushar Chhabra, and Saurav Agarwal are the founders
The company was founded in 2015
Headquartered in Delhi

Cron Systems, founded in 2015 by Tushar Chhabra and co-founders Saurav Agarwal and Tomer Ktzenellebogen, is a defense technology startup that specializes in the development of sensors and drones for intrusion detection, perimeter defense, and surveillance. The company’s products enhance situational awareness in UAVs, automobiles, mapping, security, and other industries by providing vision and perception software.

In addition to the Cron laser walls, Indian Border Security Forces installed several bridges across Indian borders to deter intrusions. In addition to Cron’s strategic partners, the company has an array of investors such as YourNest Venture Capital, Techstars Adelaide, and Cisco Launchpad. In addition to Kavach high-performance scanners, CRON offers SenseEdge perception software and advanced multi-sensor scanners.

5. DeTect Technologies

Founding members: Daniel Raj David, Harikrishnan AS, Karthik R, Tarun Mishra, and Krishnan Balasubramanian
The company was founded in 2016
Headquartered in Chennai

The company was founded by Daniel Raj David, Harikrishnan AS, Karthik R, Tarun Mishra, and Krishnan Balasubramanian in 2016 in Chennai with a vision to provide industrial sectors with infrastructure services like drone-based monitoring.

In addition to developing pipeline monitoring products, the company also predicts leaks and the maintenance needed for them. Noctua, a semi-autonomous drone developed by Detect, is also used by the company for assessing boilers and other components of oil and gas pipelines.

6. Indrones Solutions

The company was founded in 2015
Headquartered in Mumbai

In order to provide intelligent data, the company uses drones. Drone data collected with the necessary sensors can help you make a necessary decision in any land-related project, industrial site, historical building, or agricultural field. The company considers UAVs to show situational awareness to soldiers, to surveys, to farmer, to film-makers, as well as the ability to get shots that were not previously possible.

A UAV is a revolutionary invention, but it also needs to be easy to use, affordable, reliable, and have a safe flying experience. We can get an approximation of the volume of any structure from sensors installed in drones, such as those on tanks and warehouses.

7. Drone Tech Lab

The company was founded in 2014
Headquartered in Kolkata

In terms of products and services offered by the company, Rchobbytech Solutions Private Limited is thriving and excelling. Drone Cameras, Pestcide Coating Drones, Crop Monitoring Drones, Surveillance Drones, and Photography Drones are produced by the company.

Having acquired expertise in drone manufacturing, aerial photography, surveillance drones, and digital photography due to its role as a service provider, the company offers many services to its clients. Aerial photography, surveillance drones, drone manufacturing, and digital photography are also among the services the company offers its clients.

8. Asteria Aerospace

Neel Mehta and Nihar Vartak founded the company
The company was founded in 2011.
The company is based in Bengaluru

This company provides insights from aerial data using robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Products from the company are used by military, paramilitary, and law enforcement agencies alike. In addition, it has widespread applications in other industries including oil and gas, mining, construction, and agriculture.

9. Skylark Drones

Mughilan Thiru Ramasamy and Mrinal Pai founded the organization.
The company was founded in 2015
The company is based in Bengaluru

DaaS (Drone as a Service) is positioned as an end-to-end drone solutions company. Its business models include mining, utilities, and infrastructure.

10. BubbleFly

Naishant Purohit and Reji Siyakutty are the founders of BubbleFly
The company was founded in 2016
Located in the Delhi NCR region.

Drones are designed and manufactured by this startup for the enterprise market. Monitor, observe, inspect, map, and do thermography as part of the services offered.


Through innovation, great things have been made possible and will be made possible. In the coming decades, people will continue to invent new things that will improve our quality of life. A firm belief exists in every entrepreneur that a better world is possible. Innovative products have emerged as a result. Among them are drones. Drones will soon deliver parcels directly to your doorstep. Don’t you think it’s exciting? A lot of startups have risen up to make great drones thanks to this. Let’s wait and watch what advances are made in the future in terms of devices and machines.

Written by IOI

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