ideaForge, India’s largest manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for defence, homeland security and industrial applications has fortified its leadership team with the induction of Vishal Saxena as VP – Surveillance & Mapping Business and Aaditya Khimji as Director – International Business Development. With these distinguished professionals on-board, ideaForge will reinforce its stronghold in domestic and pursue international markets in defence, homeland security and enterprise businesses and develop new revenue streams.
Speaking on the development, ideaForge CEO, Ankit Mehta said, “This is a very significant phase in the growth story of ideaForge. Over the years, we have built game-changing technology that has saved lives and millions. With Vishal and Aaditya’s guidance and expertise, we will not only sustain our growth but take a quantum leap forward. Their solid understanding of the markets and technology will enable us to take advantage of newer opportunities and build a more diversified pipeline.”
From an army veteran to an astute management professional with a zeal to mentor startups, Vishal brings with him over 25 years of unique experience that extends from being in the Indian Army to leading Marketing, Business Development, Strategy and leveraging market transitions at Fortune 500 companies. On his outlook on the drone industry, Vishal said, “I am excited to join the ranks. Our drone technology has created disproportionate value for our existing customers. I look forward to unlocking its full potential for our stakeholders.”
“Drone technology has captured the attention of people and governments worldwide and we are all intrigued to understand how it will shape our future. We have a unique opportunity given our experience in developing the technology for end users in India for real world requirements. As the technology is adopted globally, end users will require partners like ideaForge to develop solutions for their requirements”, said Aaditya. Aaditya will play a key role in expanding ideaForge’s global footprint with special focus on strategic partnerships and delivering cutting-edge turnkey solutions to international clientele in the areas of Security & Surveillance and GIS applications.
Built on a strong foundation of interdisciplinary engineering, ideaForge has become a global leader in UAV technology. Its drones offer class-leading performance and reliability, and have been widely adopted for defence, homeland security and enterprise applications. In India, ideaForge has over 90% market share in the security and surveillance market of homegrown drones. The organization has deployed over 800 systems and has trained over 1300 pilots in services including Indian Defence Forces, Central Armed Police Forces and Police Forces of several Indian states. ideaForge has a diverse list of enterprise customers as well in sectors such as construction & heavy engineering, power & utilities, transport and logistics, mining and many more. For more information, visit www.ideaforge.co.in