First in India: An aircraft to conduct weather forecast experiments

The Indian Institute of Meteorology (IITM-Pune) will purchase the aircraft that will cost around Rs 150 crore.

Last Updated: Jun 05, 2016, 22:24 PM IST
First in India: An aircraft to conduct weather forecast experiments

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In the era of climate change and global warming, the weather patterns are slowly degrading at a continuous pace. The weather extremities claims thousands of lives worldwide.

Keeping this in mind, India is all set to buy a dedicated aircraft to carry out experiments related to weather forecast.

The Indian Institute of Meteorology (IITM-Pune) will purchase the aircraft that will cost around Rs 150 crore.

The aircraft will conduct experiments cloud, aerosol interactions and cloud observation that will help weatherman better understand the upper-atmosphere.

A tender is expected to be floated by next month and the aircraft could be procured in the next 18 to 24 months. India will be one of the few nations in world and perhaps the only one in South and Southeast Asia to have such an aircraft.

(With PTI inputs)