The Indian Navy Chief, Admiral R Hari Kumar, has recently unveiled the extraordinary Drishti 10 Starliner Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, one of the greatest launches by the Adani Group. The aerial vehicle has been indigenously manufactured by Adani Defence and Aerospace. The entire manufacturing process occurred at the Adani Group’s Aerospace Park in Hyderabad. This is another milestone achieved by Gautam Adani’s Adani Group in the defence and aerospace sector. With its remarkable business operations, the business group also plans to set new benchmarks for itself in the upcoming years. The officials from the Adani Group have recently confirmed that UAV will be flying from Hyderabad to Porbandar. It will then be inducted into the Naval Maritime operations of our country.

A Brief Overview of Drishti 10:

A press release from Adani has stated that the Drishti 10 Starliner Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is a highly advanced Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform which comes with 36 hours of endurance and 45 kg payload capacity. It is also the only all-weather military platform which comes with STANAG 4671 certification. The aircraft can fly in both segregated and unsegregated spaces. This makes it an extraordinary contribution of the Adani Group to the aircraft sector. It highlights Adani Group’s amazing capability to venture into new sectors. The Chief of the Indian Navy and other staff led the flag-off ceremony for Drishti 10. This is a unique venture taken up by Gautam Adani’s  Adani Group. The project will also be a flag-bearer to more such projects in the upcoming months.

What Were The Navy Chief’s Thoughts?  

The Chief has greatly appreciated Adani’s efforts in aligning their business goals with the requirements of the Indian Navy. The Adani Group’s constant attempt to build an ecosystem of capabilities and partners to enable Aatmanirbharta in India’s security and defence sector has also been appreciated by governmental bodies and business groups worldwide. By coming up with advanced technologies for the defence sector, the Adani Group is not only strengthening our nation’s boundaries but also restoring faith in people.

The Navy Chief has said that the launch of the aircraft is regarded as a momentous occasion for India. It is also a transformative step in India’s journey towards self-reliance in ISR technology and maritime operations. Adani has constantly demonstrated its dedication and commitment to building highly advanced unmanned systems. It has already come up with a lot of other such systems. These systems have been working towards making India a secure nation. The business group had also achieved sustenance through MRO: Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul.

The Drishti 10’s integration into the country’s naval operations will significantly enhance India’s capabilities. It will also prepare India for the rapidly changing maritime surveillance. The Navy Chief is also quite hopeful that the Adani Group will soon come up with more such launches in the upcoming years. These launches will improve our global security and prepare us for anything coming our way.

Jeet Adani’s Statement on the Launch of Drishti 10:

 Recent geopolitical developments, according to Adani Enterprises Vice President Jeet Adani, have strengthened the convergence of information-gathering, physical, and cognitive strategies powered by information processing capacities. In these circumstances, the utilization of unmanned and cyber systems has become essential. The Adani Group now prioritizes intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms across land, air, and naval frontiers. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Indian military, this will connect India to a wide export market.

The Adani Group has also mentioned that it is proud to attend to the requirements of the Indian Navy, and it has elaborate plans to come up with more such innovations in the near and distant future.


Gautam Adani, the chairman of the Adani Group, always envisioned creating a legacy by supporting India’s goal of making the country economically, technologically, and scientifically advanced. Whenever he found any opportunity in any of the relevant business sectors, he seized it not just to make a considerable contribution to the armed forces but also to lead India to the position of being a technical leader. His contributions have also made India self-reliant in terms of attending to our security needs.