Republic Day Celebrations: 1000 Drones To Light Up Delhi Skies In ‘Beating The Retreat Ceremony’


The Republic Day celebrations will be made more spectacular with the use of 1000 drones. On January 29, the capital will be lit up with these drones. A start-up named Botlab Dynamics Pvt Ltd has been incubated at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The drone show will be of 10 minutes duration and will showcase the government achievements through several creative formations in the night sky.

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh said that drone technology in India has come a long way. It is being used for things like delivering vaccines in inaccessible areas to lighting the Rajpath during the Beating the Retreat Ceremony. He said that India will be the fourth country after China, Russia and the UK to demonstrate with 1000 drones on such a large scale.

Botlab, in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence, has conceptualized the ‘Drone Show’ to commemorate the 75th year of Independence. According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the project has been developed within the country, which includes both hardware and software such as flight controllers; accurate GPS; motor controller; Ground Control Station (GCS) algorithms etc.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently declared 16 January as National Start-up Day on the occasion of Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Botlab Dynamics Private Limited was financially supported for the project “Design and development of a reconfigurable swarm system consisting of 500-1000 drones for a 3D choreographed drone light show”.

Rajesh Kumar Pathak, Secretary, IP & TAFS, TDB, said, “Botlab is one of the unique start-ups that will play a vital role in taking the drone manufacturing sector to newer levels. We are proud to support a company that will make a unique contribution to this special occasion of Amrit Mahotsav.

After Republic Day celebrations: 1000 drones to light up Delhi skies at ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony’ first spotted on BGR India.

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