India’s Draft National Air Sports Policy 2022 – Does It Comply With The Domestic Framework?
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India’s Draft National Air Sports Policy 2022 – Does It Comply With The Domestic Framework?


Wednesday, 02 March 2022
By Vidushpat Singhania, Nachiket Yagnik

In India, policies governing any category of sports are generally issued by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. However, in a surprising turn of events, on 1 January 22, it was the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India (MoCA), which released the Draft National Air Sports Policy, 2022[1] (NASP) for public comments.

The objective[2] of the NASP is to improve the state of aero sports in India, with a vision to make India one of the top nations in air sports by 2030. Furthermore, the NASP aims to provide a safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable air sports ecosystem in India[3] and to encourage participation of Indians, at various global air sports events[4].

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Vidushpat Singhania

Vidushpat Singhania

Vidushpat is the managing partner at Krida Legal and is an advocate registered with the Delhi Bar Council. He is a member of the Election Oversight Panel of World Athletics (IAAF). He has been a member of the Independent Appeals Committee of World Sailing.

Vidushpat advises on issues pertaining to esports, new age investing (e.g Digital Currencies and NFT’s), betting and gambling laws, league formulation and rights structuring, government policies, TV and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandizing contracts, tendering procedure, anti-doping, ticketing, venue hire and brand protection. He has also advised on M&A in the sports and gaming sector.

Nachiket Yagnik

Nachiket Yagnik

Nachiket is a qualified sports and gaming lawyer at Krida Legal. He is a registered advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Gujarat. He is a 2017 graduate of the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar and a 2012 graduate of St. Xavier’s High School, Surat.