In accordance with the GoI policy of embracing drone technology, Indian Coast Guard concluded the first contract for multicopter drones, providing a significant boost to Maritime Surveillance and Interdiction capabilities. Capable of being launched from ships while underway and from shore stations during operations. The force plans to induct 100 additional drones by 2025

Ship-based drones can be deployed from a range of different types of ships, including aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and smaller vessels such as patrol boats. They are equipped with sensors and other equipment that allow them to gather and transmit data back to the ship or to other locations, and they can be operated remotely or programmed to follow a predetermined course.

There are a number of different types of ship-based drones, including fixed-wing UAVs, rotary-wing UAVs, and UUVs. These drones can be used for a variety of tasks, including intelligence gathering, search and rescue operations, and environmental monitoring.