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Dhaksha Unmanned Systems, a drone manufacturer and part of fertiliser producer Coromandel International, has received a contract to provide the Indian Army with 200 medium altitude logistics drones and accessories.

Agri inputs cooperative IFFCO has awarded the company a contract for the provision of 400 agri-spraying drones. According to Coromandel, these are anticipated to be supplied over the course of the following 12 months. According to a press release, Dhaksha has received more than 165 crore in orders so far this year, including those from the Army and IFFCO. The company also boasts a healthy order pipeline.

Coromandel owns 51% of the company that makes drones. “The defence contract validates Dhaksha’s technological capacity and its ability to seize possibilities in the unmanned aerial systems space. Coromandel and Murugappa Group are now equipped to provide the Indian defence industry, according to Arun Alagappan, executive vice chairman of Coromandel International. The first company in the nation to get type certificates from the DGCA for three drone models in the medium and small categories for agricultural and surveillance purposes is Dhaksha, based in Chennai, which has a technical partnership with Anna University.

Dhaksha CEO Ramanathan Narayanan stated, “We are thrilled to be selected by the Indian Army… this is a huge milestone and a credit to the hard work and dedication of our team.

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