India unveils new Air sports policy; Skydiving to become a sport in India

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has unveiled a new policy on air sports in India, which is making the adventure act ‘skydiving’ a sport in the country. The move has been taken by the Centre with an aim to promote sporting activities in the country and to make India one of the top destinations in this field by 2030. The National Air Sport Policy (NASP), 2022, lists 11 games under this category. 

Many audacious folks love to opt for Skydiving as it gives a mindblowing life moment when experienced. Skydiving is a method of transiting from a high point in the atmosphere to the surface of Earth with the aid of gravity, involving the control of speed during the descent using a parachute or parachute. 

Union aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launched the National Air Sports Policy 2022. Air sports contain a range of aerial activities which includes 11 games and some of them are: Aerobatics, aeromodelling, rocketry, ballooning, amateur-built and experimental aircraft, drones, gliding and paragliding, hand gliding and power hand gliding, parachuting, paragliding, and paramotoring, powered aircraft, and rotor aircraft. 

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India’s air Sports policy contains security rules and penalties for violating themThe national air sports associations for individual or a group of air sports will be followed by regional or state and union territory level units of the national air sports associations, and finally district-level air sports associations. 

Air sports are common in Europe, North America, and Australia, but in India, it is a small-scale industry with fewer workers and participants in it. This is the reason why the Union Ministry has decided to include air sports in the list of sports events.