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Garuda Aerospace unveiled Trishul, a border patrol surveillance drone

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 23-03-2024
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Drone manufacturer Garuda Aerospace has launched a Border Patrol Surveillance Drone, ‘Trishul’. Garuda Aerospace Company gave information in this regard on 22 March 2024.

Uses of Trishul Drone:

  • The Border Patrol surveillance drone Trishul can be used to monitor the movement of people, monitor natural disasters and assess traffic.

Features of Trishul Drone:

  • According to Garuda Aerospace, the border patrol surveillance drone, Trishul, has been fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. The equipment installed in it mainly includes the following:
    • State-of-the-Art Cameras
    • Infra Red
    • Equipped with a variety of sensors including radar
  • Trishul is also capable of gathering data regarding security threats.
  • The launch of Trishul exemplifies the company's commitment to building a drone ecosystem with benchmark-setting products and services.

More than 500 rural women trained in drone technology:

  • Drone manufacturer Garuda Aerospace has so far trained more than 500 rural women on drone technology.
  • So far, 446 drones have been distributed to women self-help groups in 20 states.
  • It has played a major role in the economic empowerment of women through initiatives like ‘NaMo Drone Didi Yojana’ launched by PM Modi.
  • Garuda Aerospace has played an important role in promoting gender equality and economic empowerment in rural communities.
  • The NaMo Drone Didi Scheme aims to provide drones to 15,000 selected women SHGs to provide rental services to farmers for agricultural purposes.
  • The distribution of 446 drones to women self-help groups has had a positive impact on more than 20 states across India. With this, they have been able to achieve a prominent position in agri innovation and sustainability.

About Garuda Aerospace:

  • Garuda Aerospace Private Limited is a drone startup company based in Chennai. It was founded in 2015 by Agnishwar Jayaprakash, a young entrepreneur and Asian gold medalist swimmer.
  • Garuda has received approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India.
  • In 2022, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated Garuda Aerospace's drone manufacturing facilities.
  • Garuda Aerospace's drone skilling platform was inaugurated and launched by Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
  • Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni serves as its brand ambassador and shareholder. Garuda Aerospace was also the official drone partner of IPL team Chennai Super Kings for the year 2023.
  • Garuda Aerospace as a "Make in India" venture is supported by several institutions, prominently: 
    • IIT Roorkee
    • IIT Madras
    • HAL
    • DRDO 
    • Invest India
    • MIT Boston
    • Intel
    • Wipro

Function of Garuda Aerospace:

  • ISRO successfully tested using Garuda drones to deliver medicines and food to its employees.
  • Garuda Aerospace assisted in rescue operations after an avalanche in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in 2021.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, Garuda Aerospace offered drone services in more than 10 Indian states, such as Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Garuda Aerospace Founders: Agnishwar Jayaprakash (CEO), Rithika Mohan
  • Brand Ambassador of Garuda Aerospace: Mahendra Singh Dhoni


Answer: Garuda Aerospace Private Limited

Answer: 2015

Answer: Agnishwar Jayaprakash (CEO)

Answer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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