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Garuda drones supply food-med to Gujarat, Andhra flood-hit


 India’s largest drone startup, Garuda Aerospace has once again been deployed as surveillance and delivery drones amid the ongoing floods situations in Gujarat’s Vadodara, and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.

The drones are being used to deliver food and necessary medicines.

“After successful implementation of drones to support flood victims in Assam, NDRF has deployed two more Garuda Aerospace teams to tackle the flood situations in Vadodara, Gujarat and Guntur, Andhra Pradesh to support NDRF officials with surveillance and delivery drones” Agnishwar Jayaprakash Founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace said.

“Personally, I feel and believe that drones will soon play a major role in supporting NDRF rescue efforts now and in the future as well. Garuda Aerospace has designed these drones for delivery purpose for Swiggy which was used during the Assam floods for delivering essential supplies such as food, water and medicine to victims and survivors.” said a NDRF official.

Garuda Aerospace has been the preferred drone partner for NDRF since Covid-19 pandemic.

Drones were also used extensively in the Chamoli Glacier Burst Disaster last year in Uttarakhand.

“Equipped with 300 drones and over 500 pilots with pan India presence, Garuda Aerospace can surpass any kind of emergency. The ongoing Series A fund raise of $30 million at a $250 million Valuation has made the company strong. Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has recently invested in the start-up and has become the firm’s Brand Ambassador as well”, Jayaprakash stated.

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