Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni joins drone start-up Garuda Aerospace as brand ambassador

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has joined a Chennai-based aviation and aerospace component manufacturing firm Garuda Aerospace as the brand ambassador and a minority shareholder. 

“I’m happy to be a part of the firm and look forward to witnessing their growth story with the unique drone solutions they have to offer.”

MS Dhoni

The company that deals with designing and building unmanned aerial vehicles is developing low-cost drone solutions and is a ‘drone-as-a-software’ aggregator that designs impeccable drones for human and industrial work. Drone as a software or a service refers to the use of a drone for different applications or purposes.

of the firm said, “I’ve always been an ardent admirer of his and to have him as a part of the firm is a dream come true. He is the epitome of dedication and I firmly believe that having ‘captain cool’ on our cap table adds tremendous value,” he said.

Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace

Having only started in 2015, the company has already made a significant mark on the drone industry. It has 300 drones and 500 pilots operating in 26 cities. The start-up aims to achieve business growth for all industries, regardless of the growth stage, and wants to help combat the ever-worsening problem of climate change through personalized afforestation plans and AI data collection.

As per IBEF, a report by BIS Research said the global drone market, which is currently dominated by the US, China, and Israel, is estimated to have reached $28.47 billion in FY 22, with India accounting for about 4.25% of the share.

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