LIGO-India Approved

The LIGO-India project has been formally approved by the Union Cabinet.

From The Hindu:
In a major boost to India's science research, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday granted an in-principle approval of a proposal to establish a state-of-the-art gravitational wave observatory in India in collaboration with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the U.S. 
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The formal approval will clear the path for funding of the LIGO-India project, as well as for other activities that are critical for the start of building a gravitational-wave detector in India. The LIGO-India project will build a LIGO observatory in India, which will allow a more precise localization of gravitational-wave signals. It will further expand an international network of gravitational-wave detectors.

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