The rules for flying a drone in India are straightforward. If you’re an Indian, you need to use the Government’s Digital Sky Platform and apply for permission each time through the app if your drone is over 250 grams in weight (a DJI Spark is 305 grams).
Currently, the Digital Sky Platform is not working and there’s nowhere you can actually get a Govt. authorised drone license! Some companies are offering drone training and licenses, but they’re fake licenses.
If you’re a foreigner the drone laws are simple too, you can’t fly your drone in India! There’s no easy way for foreigners to fly here yet. But there are some workarounds.
The Legal Way to Fly Your Drone in India
In remote parts, you’ll not have an issue flying, but in big cities or tourist spots, the Police are watching for drones.
Are Drones Allowed Through Indian Airports?
I and many others have had no issues carrying our drones into India.
You can carry your drone with no problems on domestic flights within India too. Security may stop you and ask what it is because they’ve not seen a drone before. But these days I’m being asked less and less so they’re getting used to seeing them now.