With a new update released a few days back, DGCA, the flight and aviation governing body of India has asked DJI to lock it’s nano drones which are DJI Mavic Mini and the newly launched DJI Mavic Mini 2 to be locked under 15 meters flying height.
Previously, there was a soft lock which could be modified by clicking on the ‘Accept’ button and the drone would go to any height you want to take after that but with the new app update of DJI Fly, it hard locks the drone and doesn’t allow flying over 15m at all.
DJI officially doesn’t even sell drones in India because they believe the Indian laws are too strict to deal with and are stopping tech innovation and advancement by not allowing the drone industry to grow in the country.
A few people who managed to import their Nano drones from various sources are deeply saddened after hearing this news and hoping for a rollback so that they can make the most of their drones again to the fullest.
Some people have even sold off their drones already as they believe this new law takes away the joy of flying the drone and 15m isn’t enough for them to fly their machines which are capable of touching the sky.