Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has recently imposed a ban on the flying of drones in the capital without acquiring permission from the authorities concerned or going through the proper procedures. The rules and regulations regarding drones were already quite strict as it poses a security breach in the overall state of national security. However, the ban of drone flying in the capital is a much appreciated one.
Security is a worldwide issue which every nation focuses on and in that sense, during the Eid-ul-Adha days the DMP authority had embarked on a new type of security monitoring of the animal markets located around Dhaka city to provide an effective over watch. But just as drones can be used for surveillance and monitoring it can also be used to gather intelligence which can undermine the sovereignty of a nation. To this end the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) had taken the initiative for drone operators to be licensed to be able to fly drones and other remote-controlled aircrafts in addition to registering the drones and having insurance.
The recent news of DMP
on drones is that flying drones for
any purpose whether recreational or commercial
without approval from the CAAB is a punishable offence
Sources in the CAAB have said that previously permission was given to fly drones. But now drone operators will be brought under licensing to ensure accountability and control their operations. But the recent news of DMP on drones is that flying drones for any purpose whether recreational or commercial without approval from the CAAB is a punishable offence.
It is laudable that the initiative to make the capital more secured through banning drones has been taken. In this time and age of information, any subtle information leak can prove fatal for the country.
It can be appreciated that the law enforcement agencies of the country are steadfast about ensuring the country’s safety. The CCTV camera covering the capital was the first step towards 24/7 surveillance of the capital and its inhabitants. The ban on drones will tighten the grip on security much more towards the betterment of the society.