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India bans import of drones, except for R&D, defence & security purposes
The Outreach | 10/02/2022 11:13 AM | Click to read full article
India has banned import of drones except for R&D, defence and security purposes. The ban, which comes into immediate effect, is aimed at promoting the domestic drone manufacturing industry.
A Wednesday notification by the DGFT said, “Import policy of drones in… under HS code 8806 is ‘Prohibited’ with exceptions provided for R&D, Defence and Security purposes. Import of drone components shall be ‘Free’. This shall come into force with immediate effect”.