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Will India be the springboard for Amazon’s drones?

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Will India be the springboard for Amazon’s drones?

The cities of Mumbai and Bagalore in India may become the trial sites for Amazon’s much glorified drone delivery program, known as Prime Air, according to a report by India’s newspaper the Economic Times.
In the United States, drone regulations are spiky and not business friendly for at the moment. In late June, the Federal Aviation Administration exclusively called out release by flying robot as something that is not permissible. India, alternatively, would be a perfect contender for Amazon since the country has no rules on the subject of the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
“Amazon will not be breaking any laws in India,” Bharat Malkani, an aviation expert and CEO of Mumbai-based Max Aerospace, told Quartz.
Amazon could be setting up to start delivering packages via drone as early as October, taking benefit of the days ahead of the shopping-friendly gala of Diwali.
More U.S. national parks prohibit drones
In June, the National Park Service issued a memorandum to ban drones from parks across the U.S. However that was just the first step, every park then required to issue its own ban for it to be successful. Zion National Park in Utah and Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona were the foremost to do so.
This week, more have joined in. The National Park Service’s office in Moab, Utah, legitimately banned drones in the Arches and Canyonlands national parks and in the Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.
The National Park Service also banned drones from flying over the entire Appalachian Trail.
Yosemite National Park was the first to try to ban the flying robots, even before the rule was issued by the National Park Service

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