Drones & Anti Drone Technology
August 20th 2019, NDMC Convention Centre , New Delhi

Security Watch India (SWI) in association with Centre For Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS), Ministry of Defence is organising Droneacharya 3.0 on 20th August, 2019 in New Delhi. This would be SWI’s third in the series of extremely successful and Meaningful Series of Conferences specifically designed and Intended on nurturing the emerging unmanned systems market of India.

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About Droneacharya

Security Watch India (SWI) is organising Droneacharya 3 on 20th August, 2019 in New Delhi. This would be SWI’s third in the series of events specifically on the emerging unmanned systems market of India. The event would discuss an entire gamut of issues related to the emerging and nascent drone market of India, the sectoral issues associated with it, the structural and architectural changes that may be required to fine tune India’s drone policy. The event would also focus on various applications of drones as well as the challenges associated with its manufacturing in India.


Sessions Time Topics
Inauguration 0930 Opening address of Drone-Acharya-3.0 by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation*
Inaugural Address 0945 Shri Satyendra Kumar Mishra - Joint Secretary (SKM) Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Session1 1000 Masterclass on Regulation
● Future prospects, Ideas & Challenges in The Drone Industry - Lt Gen PJS Pannu - Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff.
● Vision of the Drone Ecosystem Roadmap - Mr. AK Dutta - Fmr Member Air Navigation Services, AAI
● Industry inputs on Regulation Architecture compiled for presentation to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and DGCA - Karan Dhaul - Director, Security Watch India
● Safety and Security Concerns Related to Drones - Jyoti Narayan IPS - Joint Director General, BCAS
● Recommendations of IFFAD on the Drone Regulatory Ecosystem - Dr. Sanat Kaul IAS (Retd) - Chairman, IFFAAD
Session2 1100 Impact of Drones on Industries, Utilities, Agriculture and Revenue Collection - A Force Multiplier across Sectors
● Impact of Drones in Natural Disasters, Fires and Medical Emergencies - Mr Amit Kumar Sinha IPS - Director, ITDA, Govt of Uttarakhand
● Property Tax and land Parcel Mapping Using Drones - Col PK Pandey (Retd), Deputy Surveyor General of India
● Power of Drones for Survey Industry - Neel Mehta - Co Founder & Director - Asteria Aerospace
● Crop Insurance, More Crop per drop and Health Analysis of Agriculture Sector – Dr. RN Sahoo - Principal Scientist, ICAR-IARI
● MMC Spaces Platform for Administrative Utilities - Gary Gu, MMC UAV
Keynote Address 1150 Shri Sushil Kumar Singla IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Land Resources
Session3 1215 SecureSkies - Threats and Solutions to Malicious Drones. Hard Kill vs Soft Kill? Moderated by Maroof Raza, Defence Analyst and Mentor, SWI
● State Police Perspective on Protection of Urban Critical Infrastructure - VH Deshmukh IPS - ADGP, BPRD
● Technical Advancements in Drone based Surveillance – Maj Gen Shashi Asthana, Chief Instructor, United Services Institute
● Armed Forces Perspective - Gp Capt GD Sharma - UAV Expert, Centre for Joint Warfare Studies
● VIP Security Perspective - Sam Ong - MD, TRD, Singapore
● OEM Perspective - Sunny Sharma -CEO,IIO Technologies
Keynote Address 1315 Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Hon’ble MP, New Delhi
Lunch 1330 Lunch
Keynote Address 1400 Interconnected threats of IOT Systems - Sanjay Sahai IPS - ADGP Karnataka Police (Video Conference)
Session4 1415 Capacity Building for India - Training, Investment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Indian UAV Industry Estimated at USD 2 Billion
● Training Ecosystem for Indian Drone Pilots- Mr VP Agrawal - Advisor Govt of Haryana & Former Chairman AAI
● Harnessing Drones for Smart Cities - Mr NSN Murthy -Partner and Leader Smart Cities, PWC
● Unleashing the Potential of Drone Based GIS Data Acquisition - ESRI
● Drones as a force Multiplier in Job Creation and Entrepreneurship - Gaurav Gupta, Theta Enerlytics
● Geospatial Mapping and Analysis- Kamal Sharma - CEO, Kambill Systems
Session5 1505 Security and Surveillance - Capabilities and Opportunities
● An Eye in Sky - Advantages during Special Operations - NSG*
● Pros and Cons of UAVs in relm of securing India’s critical Assets - CISF*
● Drones for ISR operations (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) - Lt. Gen AK Bhalla, Former DG, Defence Intelligence Agency.*
Session6 1540 Drones for Sustainability
● Possible Applications of Drones to Protect Indian Forests and Conservation of Natural Habitat - R Arun Kumar IFS, Deputy Director, Forest Survey Of India
● Benefits of UAVs in securing forests and wildlife - A case study of successful implementation - Dr Parag Dhakate, DFO -UK Forest
● Conservation Efforts using Drones and New technologies – Mr Parth Joshi - National Livelihood Specialist, SECURE Himalayas, UNDP
● Conservation efforts using drones by the Government of India – Dr K. Ramesh - Scientist E, Wildlife Institute of India
Session7 1635 Whats New in Drone Technology - AI, Drone Hacking & Swarming and Hydrogen Powered Long Endurance Drone
● Augmented Reality on Drones - Gaurav Mehta - Founder - Quidich Innovation Labs Advanced Imaging Technologies
● Advanced Imaging Technologies - Mr Bret Kanda - CEO FLIR UAS (Video Conference)
● UTM- Presentation - AirSpace Drones, France
● Solar Energy and Power Sector Asset Health Assessment - Dharun Kapoor, Senior Manager, Global Energy Pvt. Ltd.
● Drones for stringing of Transmission lines and Rope Bridges- MMC
Demo 1725 Counter UAV Technology and Swarm Attacks by IIO Technologies and TRD

Few of the Speakers

Mr. Maroof Raza
Mentor, SWI
Lt Gen PJS Pannu
Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff.
– Lt Gen Girish Kumar
Surveyor General Of India
Raveendra Reddy Alla
CEO, Andhra Pradesh Drone Corporation
Gary Gu
Director Business Development, MMC
Sam Ong
TRD, Singapore
Sanjay Sahai
IPS -ADGP Karnataka Police
VP Agrawal
Former Chairman AAI

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