India Made First Passenger Drone Is Ready: Varuna, a drone capable of flying human beings (human-flying drone) is going to be inducted into the Indian Navy. Varuna can fly a distance of 25 to 30 kms carrying a weight of 100 kg and it will take about 30 minutes for this distance to be covered, reported Dainik Bhaskar. This drone has been developed by the Indian startup Sagar Defense Engineering Pvt Ltd based in Pune. It will soon be inducted into the Navy, the Indian Navy said in its statement.Also Read – MiG-29K Crashes During Sortie Off Goa, Pilot Ejects Safely
Safe landing via parachute in case of technical fault
Company’s founder Nikunj Parashar said that the drone is capable of making a safe landing even after a technical fault in the air. It also has a parachute, which will automatically open during an emergency or malfunction and the drone will land safely. Along with this, Varuna can be used as an air ambulance and for transporting goods to distant areas. Also Read – Traffic To Be Halted At Pune's Chandani Chowk For 30 Minutes Everyday For Construction Of New Bridge
The drone was tested in July
The drone was demonstrated in July in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he was accompanied by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Its video was also shared on the social media account of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Also Read – Gandhada Gudi: Puneeth Rajkumar's Dream Project Gets Huge Shout Out From PM Narendra Modi
Surveillance and security will be strengthened
According to the report, this can strengthen the surveillance and security of the country. Apart from this, it can also be used in relief and medical emergencies.