comscore Republic Day 2022: 1000 drones to light up sky at ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony’

Republic Day celebrations: 1000 drones to light up Delhi skies at ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony’

Drones are being used for things like delivering vaccines to lighting up the Rajpath during Beating the Retreat Ceremony


The Republic Day celebrations will be made more spectacular using 1000 drones. The capital will be lit up with these drones on January 29. A start-up by the name Botlab Dynamics Private Limited is incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The drone show will be 10 minutes long in duration and will showcase government achievements through many creative formations in the night sky. Also Read - Technology should be used for good of society: Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra at IIT Hyderabad

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh said that drone technology has come a long way in India. It is being used for things like delivering vaccines to difficult areas to lighting up the Rajpath during Beating the Retreat Ceremony. He said that India will be the 4th country after China, Russia & UK to carry out such a large-scale show with 1000 drones. Also Read - Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Kisan Drone Yatra

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Botlab, in association 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, including both hardware and software such as the flight controller; precision GPS; motor controller; Ground Control Station (GCS) algorithms etc.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently declared 16 January as the 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 Swarming System Consisting of 500-1000 Drones for 3D Choreographed Drone Light Shows”.

Rajesh Kumar Pathak, IP&TAFS, Secretary, TDB stated that, “Botlab is one of such unique Start-ups, which will play a significant role in taking the drone manufacturing sector to new levels. We are proud to support such company, which will make a unique contribution to this special occasion of Amrit Mahotsav”.

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  • Published Date: January 21, 2022 6:23 PM IST
  • Updated Date: January 21, 2022 6:32 PM IST

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