India's Antarctica-based Maitri-2 research station will become active by 2029.

India's Antarctica-based Maitri-2 research station will become active by 2029.

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: December 23 2023

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  • According to the recent announcement, India's Maitri-2 research station in Antarctica will become active by the year 2029.
  • Maitri-2 research station will be located in East Antarctica.
  • The construction of this station has been divided into 4 parts.
  • These parts include tender, construction, appointment, agreement, etc.
  • India's current research center 'Maitri' is quite old.
  • Therefore it has become necessary to create a new research centre.
  • India has so far built three permanent research stations in Antarctica.
  • Their names are - Dakshin Gangotri, Maitri, and Bharati.
  • At present, only Maitri and Bharati Research Centers are functioning.
  • The Goa-based National Center for Polar and Ocean Research manages these research bases.
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