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Garmin has announced its new Fenix 5 Plus, Fenix 5S Plus, and Fenix 5X Plus multisport fitness watches.

These new watches feature on-board music storage, Garmin Pay, Galileo support, and more.

All three are available now on chúng tôi starting at $699.99.

Garmin’s Fenix 5, 5S, and 5X offer just about every sensor and feature you could possibly want in a high-end fitness watch, aside from a few small things. For instance, all three devices are lacking contactless payment support, and they don’t come with space for music storage either.

That’s why today Garmin is introducing three new fitness watches that pack in even more features than the originals. Here’s everything you need to know about the Fenix 5 Plus, Fenix 5S Plus, and Fenix 5X Plus.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus series specs and features

As you would expect with the “Plus” moniker, these are iterations on the Fenix 5 series — not full-on upgrades. Still, there’s a plethora of new features and specs to dig through. Here’s what you need to know about the new features:

Garmin Pay: All three watches have support for Garmin Pay, the company’s contactless payment system.

On-device music storage: All three watches offer on-device music storage for up to 500 songs. You can load up your own downloaded music, or choose playlists from streaming services like iHeartRadio or Deezer.

Galileo support: All three watches now come with support for Galileo that should help users track in more challenging environments, such as deep canyons or urban environments.

Pulse oximeter: Only on the Fenix 5X Plus, the built-in pulse oximeter will assess your blood oxygen levels. This should help users better understand how their blood oxygen saturation is affected by different types of workouts.

Full-color maps: Full-color topographical maps are pre-loaded on all three watches. Previously, only the Fenix 5X had this feature. Now, you’ll be able to use these maps for location tracking, search for new courses, and more. This also means all three watches come with Garmin’s Trendline feature, which helps users understand the popularity of a particular route. For instance, Trendline will let you know if you’re about to go down a well-traveled trail, or one that’s never been explored by other users.

Aside from a few other changes, these are the same devices as the original Fenix 5 series. That means each one comes with a full-color Chroma display, 5ATM water resistance, up to 20-day battery life (depending on the model), and support for smartphone notifications.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus price and release date

Here’s where it gets rough. The Fenix 5 Plus series goes on sale in Q2 2023, with prices starting at $699.99. That means the base model Fenix 5 Plus device costs $150 more than the standard Fenix 5 did at launch. I’m not sure if these upgrades warrant a $150 price increase, but we’ll have to see when we get one of these in for review.

Detailed pricing information can be found below:

Fenix 5S Plus: $699.99

Fenix 5S Plus Sapphire Edition: $799.99

Fenix 5 Plus: $699.99

Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire Edition: $749.99

Fenix 5X Plus: $1,149.99

If you’re interested in checking them out, head to the chúng tôi links below for more information. Stay tuned for our full review in the weeks to come!

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What You Need To Know About Getting The New Covid

The change in season is coming with a change in COVID-19 vaccines. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of another round of boosters, with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot green lit for people 12 years and older and the Moderna shot for people 18 and older. The shots can only be received after at least two months following the primary vaccination series.

Unlike previous doses, the new booster is a bivalent vaccine which includes an updated formula containing the mRNA of the original SARS-CoV-2 strain to broadly protect against COVID-19 infection, as well as the mRNA of the more recent Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants. As of September, the BA.5 variant is currently the dominant variant circulating in the United States, making up 88.6 percent of cases.

Infectious disease experts are bracing for another surge of cases in the fall and winter, but they are cautiously optimistic that the new COVID-19 boosters will provide immunity against severe disease and illness. These vaccinations will be available soon—here’s what you need to know before you get one.

When can I get the new boosters?

By the end of the week. The White House COVID-19 Response Team said in a September 6 press briefing that they have already shipped millions of doses once they received the FDA’s authorization on August 31. They announced that by Friday, September 9, “over 90 percent of Americans will live within five miles of these new updated vaccines.”

You can visit chúng tôi to find sites carrying the new boosters. Appointments at pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens will become available this weekend with a majority of slots opening up next week. You can also contact your primary care provider or local health clinic to see if they are taking vaccine appointments and which booster they are carrying.

Should I go with the Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech booster?

Michael Chang, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital, says there’s not much evidence to suggest one is better than the other. However, he says pre-clinical data showed little difference between the two and both were effective in preventing illness and hospitalization. 

Sharon Nachman, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, recommends trying for a mix-and-match strategy this time around. “If you’ve gotten Pfizer as your primary series, it’s a great idea to swap out and go for the Moderna booster and vice versa.” She says because the vaccines are formulated a little differently and there’s more research to suggest that mixing and matching gives you an extra boost of immunity, you’re likely to have a higher degree of protection.

I already had a COVID booster. Do I need this one?

Yes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says you’re not up to date with your vaccines until you’ve finished your primary series and the most recently authorized booster. Even if you received a booster earlier this year, Chang says these new shots are better at targeting Omicron strains. “It will better cover the currently circulating variants and potentially provide broader immunity against future variants,” he explains. Since the newer boosters are more effective, they will replace the previous boosters, which will not be offered anymore to people over the age of 12, Chang adds. 

[Related: Omicron boosters are the future of COVID vaccines in the US]

Chang says if you received your booster even three to four months ago, your antibody levels are probably falling. Both he and Nachman agree that getting the bivalent vaccine will raise the country’s collective immunity and provide as much protection as possible going forward. As the US transitions from pandemic to endemic mode, the priorities have shifted towards learning how to live with? and manage the virus. 

“COVID is here to stay,” adds Nachman. “It’s going to be part of our lives and I suspect we’ll have annual dosing like the flu vaccine every year.”

I just recovered from COVID. How long can I hold off on getting a booster?

Studies measuring antibody levels after each strain of infection shows a lot of variation with naturally acquired protection, Nachman explains. In some cases, she says antibodies lasted a couple of months while others saw levels dropping sooner than that. “Would I run and get the booster a day [after testing negative]? No,” she says. “Would I wait six months? Absolutely not.”

When is the best time to get the bivalent booster?

If you recently recovered from infection and delay the dose for three to four months, Chang says you’ll likely have your highest antibody levels during the winter, a time when infectious disease experts expect to see a surge in cases after the holidays. “You will probably have peak antibodies within two weeks or so [after immunization].” Chang also recommends waiting three to four months for people who received a booster in the summer or in the last two weeks.

Nachman says that in an ideal world, people would wait until October or November to get the booster to prepare for a bad winter. But if you have underlying immune issues or are living with someone with multiple medical problems, she recommends getting the vaccine immediately. If you’re planning on traveling outside of the country, she says it’d be ideal to get your vaccine a month before to protect yourself against a potential outbreak in another country. “There’s no one right answer,” she cautions. When in doubt, Nachman highly recommends speaking with your doctor about the right timing for you to get the booster shot.

[Related: China approves world’s first nasal COVID-19 vaccine booster]

Will the booster have any side effects?

Yes. Both experts say you should expect to see similar side effects as your previous vaccines such as low-grade fever, muscle soreness around the injection site, and fatigue. Though Chang is hopeful that the side effects won’t be as severe as prior vaccinations. “In some cases with people who had vaccine side effects, we’re seeing a little less side effects with each booster.”

To prepare for the side effects, experts recommend getting a full night’s rest, gently moving your body to help with fatigue and muscle aches, and staying hydrated throughout the day. Nachman does not recommend taking pain relievers such as aspirin, Tylenol, or Motrin prior to vaccination. Instead, she says it’s better to take Tylenol a couple of hours after.

When will boosters be available for kids from 5 to 11?

There’s no clear timeline on when boosters will become available for kids between 5 to 11 years. Both experts say Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are already starting the groundwork to conduct studies on the appropriate dosage for this age group. 

Chang says the process toward authorizing boosters for kids should not take as long—he could even see more developments before the end of the year. Nachman’s prediction is a bit more grim. She says parents should not expect COVID booster eligibility for younger age groups until late winter 2023. The CDC recommends children 5 to 11 years old get a monovalent—containing only the original strain—booster dose in the meantime.

What You Need To Know About Apple Icloud

Have you ever wanted to know exactly what everyone means every time someone says “iCloud”? Simply defined, iCloud is the name for all of the services Apple delivers through the cloud. That includes iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, and all the information saved from your iOS device. iCloud provides all iPhone users a way to back up their iPhone and iPad in case it needs to be restored at any future point. So how does it all work?

What Is iCloud?

iCloud is the umbrella name Apple has given to its entire range of cloud-based services. It is also the place where all of your Apple information is stored online. Your data can be accessed on any Apple device, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and even Windows computers. You can also visit chúng tôi log in and find a web-based resource for a good chunk of your iCloud data.

What Can iCloud Do?

Think about all of the people in your Contacts app. With iCloud, all of your contacts will sync automatically across your iOS and macOS devices. You only need to maintain one list of contacts, and if you delete or add a name, it syncs with the rest of your iOS devices. The same goes for your Calendar app. All of your events, birthdays, and holidays will sync across all of your Apple devices. This is also the case for Notes, Reminders, iWork and more. Even your iMessages are backed up to iCloud and can sync to all of your devices.

iCloud Drive, on the other hand, is something akin to Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. You can create folders, and drag and drop stuff into your iCloud Drive from elsewhere on your Mac. If you are familiar with any other cloud storage service, iCloud works in the exact same way. Like all those other services, changes you make in iCloud Drive are synced across all of your macOS and iOS devices. The “Files” app is your central hub for iCloud Drive and comes pre-installed on all iOS devices.

What Does iCloud Cost?

The good news is that Apple provides all of its customers with 5GB of free storage. That can be used for iCloud backup for your device, iMessages, photos, and iCloud Drive. While 5GB of storage can work for a number of iPhone customers, there is a strong chance you will need more. Purchasing more storage means you have more room to back up all of your apps, data, files, pictures and more. So what does iCloud cost if you need more storage?

For $0.99 a month, you will receive 50GB of storage.

For $2.99 a month, you receive 200GB of storage.

For $9.99 a month, you get 2TB of storage.

For the most part, those rates are extremely competitive. For its part, Google Drive offers 15GB free with plans starting at $1.99 a month for 100GB, $2.99 a month for 200GB and so on. Dropbox matches iCloud with 2TB of storage at $9.99 per month while their free plan offers a meager 2GB of storage. With these examples, it’s easy to see iCloud as very competitive in the space.

Enabling iCloud Drive

The easiest way to set up iCloud Drive is during the initial setup of any new iOS or Mac device. Halfway through the setup process, iOS will ask if you want to use iCloud. If yes, it will then walk you through the steps. If you choose not to activate during setup, you can enable it later on through each device’s settings. Here is how to do that across any iCloud-enabled platform.

iOS or iPadOS

2. Tap iCloud and turn it on.

3. You can also see everything taking up your existing iCloud storage on this screen. Apps, photos, mail, contacts, iOS backups, etc.


2. Select iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID if you have not already done so.

3. Enable iCloud Drive and then select what you want to sync.


1. Download iCloud for Windows or download directly from the Microsoft Store.

3. Log in with your Apple ID.

1. Sign in to chúng tôi with your Apple ID.

2. You will see all of your folders from iCloud Drive as well as Notes, Reminders, Mail, Contacts and much more.

3. Most of these web apps offer similar. if not the same, functionality as their native app counterparts.

iCloud Family Sharing

Like other cloud services, Apple and iCloud also allow for Family Sharing. Not only does this allow you to share App Stores and an Apple Music subscription, but also available iCloud Drive storage. As a privacy-driven company, Apple also makes it a point to say that even as a family plan, all photos and documents are private and hidden from each family member.

2. At this screen, you have the option to add up to six people from your household. It’s worth noting that the main organizer can add family members. In that case, the “primary” user should be whoever is being charged for the iCloud Drive account.

3. Inside this screen, you can also turn on Purchase Sharing, iCloud Storage, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ accounts, Location Sharing and more.

Since its inception, iCloud has become an invaluable part of the iOS and macOS experience. Even if you are an Android user, you still can access iCloud from your handset or log into iCloud from other devices. Do you use iCloud with your iOS device(s)?

David Joz

David is a freelance tech writer with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry. He loves all things Nintendo.

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What You Need To Know About Pervasive Computing

What is “pervasive computing” and why should you care?

We entered the pervasive computing era around 2000. Pervasive computing includes:

Adaptive architectures

“Always on” connectivity

IP ubiquity


Rich content


Supply chain integration

Convergence (devices, business modes, communications, personal/professional processes…)

The challenge is to reassess your computing and communications environment this time with reference to pervasive computing. Let’s look at pervasive computing through the multiple lens of software, services and communications.

What I’ve done here is develop a checklist you can use to prepare yourself for the inevitable connectivity that will change the way we all do business.

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)/Exchange Integration

If your applications were fully integrated, how would integration accelerate your business?

Have you piloted or deployed any of the major exchange engines? With good or poor results? What went right; what went wrong?

What’s your company’s overall integration quotient?

Transaction Platform Development

Have you piloted or deployed any of the major transaction platforms?

Do you have a standard internal applications architecture?

Have you piloted e-payment or storage area management platforms?

Supply Chain Connectivity

What aspects of your business would be more productive and profitable if your supply chains were integrated?

Do you have an integrated supply chain strategy?

Personalization & Customization/Business Intelligence

Is there a mass customization strategy for your company?

Is your sales and marketing team part of your customization/personalization strategy?

What personalization/customization/business intelligence software have you piloted?


What “manual” transactions in your organization could be automated?

What efficiencies could be gained through automation?

Have you piloted any automation software?

Rich Content Aggregation/Management

How will your content evolve? What parts will become ‘rich’?

Have you piloted any of the content management platforms?

How will you store & distribute content continuously?

Personal & Professional Portals

Have you run cost-benefit models for portal deployment to improve data/application/network access?

Have you piloted any of the leading portal platforms?

Is there an “owner” of your company’s portal strategy?

Architectures: Embedded Applications & Peer-to-Peer Computing

What applications in your portfolio would benefit from continuous, peer-to-peer connectivity and processing?

Have you looked at any of the new peer-to-peer products?

Voice Recognition/Natural Interfaces

What applications in your portfolio would benefit from voice connectivity?

What voice input/put tools have you piloted?

Is there high or low voice awareness in your company?

Web Services

Is the “Web services” concept well or poorly understood in your company?

Have you discussed Web services with your primary service providers?

Have they offered to demonstrate their capabilities & measure their impact?

Outsourced Service Providers (ASPs, TSPs, CSPs, MSPs…)

Are you currently renting any applications?

Have you piloted a hosting arrangement with an ASP/TSP/CSP/MSP/VSP?

Have you benchmarked your currently in-house hosting versus outsourced hosting requirements and capabilities?

Application Integration Service Providers

Are you outsourcing your EAI/IAI requirements?

Have you measured the effectiveness of the outsourcing?

Have you developed any important partnerships or alliances with integration service providers?

Rich Content Management Service Providers

Are you outsourcing your content management service requirements?

Have you measured the effectiveness of the outsourcing?

Have you developed any important partnerships or alliances with content management service providers?

Development Services

Are you outsourcing your application development requirements?

Have you developed any important partnerships or alliances with application development service providers?

Have you assessed open versus proprietary opportunities?

Have you piloted Linux and other open systems?

Infrastructure Engineering Services — Solutions

Are you outsourcing your infrastructure engineering requirements?

Have you measured the effectiveness of the outsourcing?

Have you developed any important partnerships or alliances with infrastructure engineering service providers?

Are you 100% IP? If not, by when?

Wireless Applications

How would widespread wireless applications affect your industry, your competition, your company?

Have you launched any wireless pilots?

What wireless standards have you adopted?

What are your plans for 3rd generation (3G) networking?

Network Security Solutions

Have you assessed your security vulnerabilities in light of always-on, continuous transaction processing?

How will you protect the privacy of your customers in an automated environment?

Have you explored alternative connectivity options, such as the public Internet, WANs and VPNs?

How will you authenticate users of your applications and networks?

Bandwidth Management & Optimization

How much bandwidth do you have; how much will you need when ubiquity hits?

How will you ensure its quality and reliability?

How will you optimize bandwidth when continuous commerce and fully integrated supply chains emerge?


Have you explored the potential of voice-over-IP (VOIP)?

Which of your telecom providers are the most aggressive moving toward a completely packet backbone infrastructure?


Have you evaluated broadband options, including hybrids?

Are you tracking the implications of fiber to the consumer’s curb?

Network Applications & Services

Are you exploring the implications of the integration of IP voice and data?

How would unified messaging affect your business models and processes?

Have you piloted any of the network and systems management frameworks or are you still relying on point solutions?

Have you considered how you would support a large wireless environment?

Optical Networking

Have you assessed the impact that a ubiquitous optical mesh network would have on your business? And on your competitors’ business?

Touch Technologies

How might your call centers change if commerce becomes continuous and automated?

Can your Web site support continuous commerce?

Five years from now we’ll wonder why we didn’t prepare better for the pervasive computing era. Perhaps the questions here can get us off to the good start.

What You Need To Know

Unless you have been living under a rock, or worse – you don’t care much about how Linux works, you must have heard of systemd, the (relatively) new init system replacing the old and outdated SysV init recently adopted by most major Linux distros.

What is an init system?

From the user’s point of view this looks like starting up networking and databases, etc., but in reality there is a rather complex process taking place under the hood. Services are started, stopped and restarted, often parallel to each other. Some are run under different privileges than others, service statuses are being reported and logged, and many other tasks are performed that will make the different part of your system work and be able to interact with its users and environment.

How this is implemented, however, is far from uniform, and this really is where it all stops being common and well-defined.

The old init system

The init system used by most mainstream Linux distros up to recently was System V init (or SysV init in short), which has derived its name form UNIX System V (Pronounced “System Five”), the first commercially available UNIX system. System V OS has had a specific way to run its init process, and SysV init has kept loyal to this over the years.

And it has been many years. UNIX System V was originally released in 1983, making the init SysV init an over 30 years old approach towards starting up Linux machines.

The need for a change

As it has been noted, SysV init has been outdated and long overdue to be replaced. Some of the reasons for this include:

SysV init uses /sbin/init to start the init process, but init itself has a very limited role. init does little more than starting /etc/init.d/rc, according to the configuration read from /etc/inittab, which in turn will run scripts to do the real work of the init process. This, unless panelized explicitly (like with startpar on Debian), will happen sequentially, one script starting after the other, making the whole process slow as each script has to wait for the previous one to finish.

For system administrators trying to modify the environment under which a certain process would start, it’s quite difficult with SysV init. (In order to achieve this they will have to modify the init strcipt that is responsible to start the given process.)

There is certain functionality common to every service that SysV does not implement, but each process would have to implement itself instead, such as “daemonising” themselves (becoming a system daemon), which is an elaborate and long process. Instead of implementing these steps once, SysV requires each process to do the job themselves.

SysV also leaves certain functionality to external programs and knows nothing about services started by those.

All of the above, and many more design flaws, or rather the outdated system design of SysV, has made the creation of a modern init system long overdue.

Enter systemd

There were many attempts to create an alternative init system, of which systemd is only one of them. Ubuntu used to run its own init system called upstart. Gentoo still uses OpenRC. Other init systems include initng, busybox-init, runit, and Mudur and others.

The reason systemd is a clear winner is that it’s been adopted by most major distributions. RHL and CentOS naturally went the systemd way, as Fedora was the first distro to officially adopt systemd in 2011. But systemd has really become the one init system to rule them all, when Debian 8 officially switched to systemd, bringing Ubuntu and derivatives with it, overcoming Canonical’s (or more precisely Mark Shuttleworth’s) initial opposition towards systemd.

How is systemd different?

Systemd aims to provide a single, centralized way to handle the init process from beginning to end.

It starts and stop processes and services while keeping track of their dependencies. It can even start a process as a response to another process’ dependency requirement.

In addition to start and stop processes during boot time, Systemd can also start any time when the system is up in response to certain trigger events such as when a device is plugged in.

It also does not require processes to daemonize themselves. Unlike SysV init, systemd can handle services running without having to go through the long process of becoming daemons.

Unlike SysV init, systemd knows and tracks all processes, including PIDs, and getting information about processes is much simpler for system administrators under systemd.

Systemd supports containers that are basically isolated service environments without the requirement of virtual machines. This has great potential towards more secure and simpler system designs in the future.


Of course systemd was not welcomed by all. In fact, many have and still do frown upon it, calling it monolithic and cumbersome, some even accusing it of going the “windows way” of having everything centralized. Many argue that it is not “the Linux way”, and certainly systemd does not seem to be in accordance with POSIX standards, and if we consider systemd as a toolkit (beyond just the binary), it is definitely hugae.


For the average user it brings faster boot times and probably more reliable systems, while in the future distributions adopting it can become more “compatible” with one another. On the user end we will definitely benefit from the more up-to-date and contemporary system design it brings to our desktops.

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All You Need To Know About India’s New Drone Policy (2024)

While people in Europe, US and Canada have enjoyed a high level of freedom with commercial or hobby drones, India has so far remained mum on the new technology, at least officially speaking.

So, if you’re a drone enthusiast like most of us here at Beebom, or if you’ve been planning on a commercial application for drones, it’s important that you understand exactly what the new Drone Regulations 1.0 means for you.

Drone Categorization

To make these laws easier to understand and  differentiate between, the DGCA has divided unmanned aircrafts into five categories, each with its own set of rules. The five categories are:

2. Micro: weighing more than 250g and less than or equal to 2kg

3. Small: weighing more than 2kg and less than or equal to 25kg

4. Medium: weighing more than 25kg and less than or equal to 150kg

5. Large: weighing over 150kg

Operational Requirements for Drones Registering the Drone

Technically speaking, this is called ‘Unique Identification Number’ in the Regulation document, but it’s basically a registration number for your drone. Every drone that is intended to be flown in Indian airspace will have to be registered. However, certain drone types and agencies do not need to get any registrations.

Who Doesn’t Need Registrations?

If you’re using a Nano drone (weight less than or equal to 250 grams) you don’t need to get it registered if you fly it under a limit of 50 feet

Drones owned and operated by the NTRO, ARC, and Central Intelligence Agencies don’t need to be registered.

Registering the Pilot

Again, the actual, technical name for registering the pilot is ‘Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit’ or ‘UAOP’. Essentially, the person who intends to fly the drone needs to get a permit as well. However, here too, certain drones and agencies don’t need to get the permit.

Who Doesn’t Need Permits?

If you’re flying a Nano drone under 50 feet, you don’t need to get the Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit.

If you’re flying a Micro drone under 200 feet, you don’t need to get the Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit. However, you will still need to get the Unique Identification Number for the drone itself.

Drones owned and operated by the NTRO, ARC, and Central Intelligence Agencies don’t need to get permits.

Mandatory Features in Drones

In order to fly a drone in India, you need to ensure that your drone is equipped with certain mandatory safety features. These have also been specified in the regulation document. Here are all the features your drone needs to have in order to be permitted in the Indian airspace:

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) should be available on the drone.

The drone should have a Return to Home feature.

The drone should have flashing anti-collision lights.

The drone should be RFID and GSM SIM card compliant, or have the No Permission No Takeoff feature.

The drone should have a fire resistant plate with the registration number on it.

The drone should have a flight controller with flight data logging capability.

Besides this, any drone that is going to be used in controlled airspace upto a height of 400 metres, needs to have the following additional features as well:

SSR transponder

Barometric equipment

Geo-fencing capability

Detect and avoid capability.

However, as it is with almost every other requirement, these don’t apply to Nano and Micro drones flying in uncontrolled airspace as long as they stay under 50 feet and 200 feet respectively. Above those limits, even these drones will also need to have the features and permits mentioned above.

Restrictions on Drone Usage

You can’t fly a drone within a radius of 3km from any civil, private, or defence airports.

In Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore, you can’t fly a drone within a radius of 5km from any civil, private, or defence airports.

No drones can be flown within permanent or temporary Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas.

No drones can be flown within a distance of 25km of international borders. This includes the Line of Control (LOC), Line of Actual Control (LOAC), and Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL).

You can’t fly a drone further than 500m into the sea from the coastline.

You can’t fly a drone within a range of 3km from any military facilities or installations.

No drones can be operated within a range of 5km from Vijay Chowk in Delhi.

You can’t fly a drone from a moving platform, which includes cars, ships, and aircrafts.

Ready to Fly a Drone in India?

These new regulations will go into effect from December 1, 2023, so if you’re looking to fly a drone in the country, make sure you get your drone registered, and that you get yourself a permit to fly drones in India.

Also, keep in mind that you are not breaking any laws and follow the restrictions mentioned because you might find yourself in legal trouble otherwise, especially since these are new rules. However, as long as you follow the rules, and your drone is registered, you should have no issues flying the drone around the country.

While flying a drone in India isn’t going to be as easy as it is in places like the US, it’s important to understand that India’s security needs do make it more difficult for the government to give free reign over drone usage in the country, especially near military installations. If you’re interested, you can read the entire document on the new drone regulations here.

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