Pioneer in the micro UAV
segment in India

NETRAv2 is an indigenously developed micro UAV extensively used by the armed forces in India.

About ideaForge

ideaForge was founded in 2007 by a team of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) graduates. The team started their explorations in unmanned systems as early as 2004 when they independently discovered the quadrotor configuration. On the back of bootstrapping projects from the IIT Bombay’s Aerospace engineering department, ideaForge helped IIT Bombay win an international UAV competition in 2008. It subsequently created the then world’s smallest and lightest autopilot and India’s first autonomous micro UAV.

The company is the pioneer in Unmanned Aerial Systems segment in India, developing class-leading, indigenous UAVs for surveillance, reconnaissance, imagery and industrial applications. It was originally incubated in the technology business incubator, SINE at IIT, Bombay and subsequently incubated at CIIE at IIM, Ahmedabad.

It is a vertically integrated company which is equipped with in-house R&D, design, manufacturing, software, services and training operations. This provides the flexibility to customize products for an array of requirements. The company also provides end-to-end UAV solutions and services to the industrial and commercial sectors.

The company is continually innovating and experimenting to transform its aerial platforms, to offer greater performance, higher reliability and autonomy.

  • “We enjoy developing technology solutions that push the limits”
  • “Creating high performance, safe and autonomous Unmanned Systems that enhance productivity and security”


Ankit Mehta
Co-Founder & CEO

Ankit completed his B.Tech and M.Tech (Dual degree, Specialization: Computer Aided Design and Automation) in 2005, from IIT-Bombay. An innovator at heart, he loves to solve problems and believes in implementing the right solution, no matter the origin.

Rahul Singh
Co-Founder & CTO

Rahul completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 2006, from IIT-Bombay. An engineer par excellence, he always delves into the inner workings of a product and strives to surpass expectations.

Ashish Bhat
Co-Founder & CTO

Ashish completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering in 2006 from IIT-Bombay. A technologist to the core, he enjoys developing tightly integrated to-the-point technology solutions.

Vipul Joshi
Chief Operating Officer

Vipul graduated with an MBA from the University of Business and Finance, Switzerland, in 2008. A highly motivated, people person, he endeavors to add value to people’s lives and keeps the rotors spinning