Indigenously built research ship “Sindhu Sadhana” dedicated to nation

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New Delhi, July 13, 2014

Minister of State for Science & Technology Jitendra Singh dedicated to the nation the first indigenously built research vessel "Sindhu Sadhana " acquired recently by the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) at a ceremon at Mormugao harbour in Goa today.
Sindhu Sadhana is a multi-disciplinary research vessel equipped with a number of laboratories for data collection, echo sounders, acoustic doppler, profiler, autonomous weather station, air quality monitors and a host of other world-class latest equipments in the field of ocean technology and ocean research, an official press release said.
Dr Singh said the ship would greatly enhance the capabilities of Indian oceanographers to make multi-disciplinary observations with a capability to predict the future changes in oceanographic processes, thus generating enormous inputs which will benefit not only India but also other nations.
he said such initiatives would help achieve an economic breakthrough in areas such as shipping, fishing, exploration for oil and natural gas and submarine pipelines.
Dr.P.S.Ahuja, Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Dr. S.W.A. Naqvi, Director CSIR-NIO were amongst those present on the occasion.

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