Bharat Drone Shakti 2023: Ajeet Mini Emerges as the Rising Star, Only Aatmanirbhar Contender to DJI

Defence Industry


Hindon / New Delhi: As the name suggests, Ajeet is a testimony to the rising status of Bharat globally. Ajeet Mini -India’s only off the shelf consumer micro drone unveiled to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav on May 27, 2022 at Pragati Maidan took to the skies for the first time in NCR at the Bharat Drone Shakti 2023 event at Hindon Airbase, Ghaziabad in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

The smallest Indian made drone is already gaining a significant fan following among Army units, thanks to the fact that it is the only aatmanirbhar drone that is a direct replacement of the world renowned Chinese DJI drones in terms of performance and price that were being used by them over the past 4-5 years for the want of an Indian alternative.

Speaking at the event, Venkatesh Sai, Founder and Technical Director of ZUPPA Geo Navigation Technologies, the developer of Ajeet Mini, said, “We are able to make this world class product only because of our proprietary, DPCC computing architecture and the complete end to end control our company has over the core of the technology, right from PCB design to manufacturing including every algorithm at firmware and software layers of the product.”

ZUPPA is the only Indian company to deliver world class user experiences like fully autonomous way point navigation with high precision positional accuracy and unflattering reliability for every flight only because its proprietary Made in India Autopilot/Flight Controller for drones NavGati.

Various DRDO establishments and drone makers have started adopting NavGati in place of open source autopilots like Pixhawk because of its ability to enhance the security, integrity and reliability of their products being a complete end to end closed loop control system for unmanned use cases. Customers using Zuppa’s plug and fly autopilot solutions lower integration and tech support costs that is normally an unavoidable side effect of using open-source systems. At Bharat Drone Shakti 2023, a key highlight of the day one was Ajeet Mini’s demonstrations.


ZUPPA’s proprietary computing architecture “SYSTEM OF DISSEMINATED PARALLEL CONTROL COMPUTING IN REAL TIME” has positioned Ajeet Mini as the only Indian contender for off the shelf micro drones like the Chinese DJIs. India’s smallest Autopilot ZUPPA NavGati is at the very core of Ajeet Mini and is the key reason for it being the only company in India to have risen to challenge global drone majors like DJI , Skydio etc.

ZUPPA is in the process of expanding both its drones and plug and fly autopilot solutions to cater to the ever increasing demand for its products across both the civilian and defence drone ecosystems.