India to establish LIGO to study gravitational waves: PM Narendra Modi

India has decided to establish a Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory where gravitational waves can be studied.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:February 28, 2016 5:12 pm
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India has decided to establish a Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), where gravitational waves can be studied, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today.

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In his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Modi said Indian scientists are also in the research team that studied gravitational waves.

The prime minister announced that within its limited resources India will also participate and contribute in the research through the LIGO.

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  1. A
    Feb 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm
    Leaders should give a call or declare : we will design, manufacture and deploy our own fighters superior than F16s. Instead, we comment: 'hurt', 'disturbed', 'causing anxiety' etc to US supplying F16s to stan. Will we dare ?
  2. M
    Mar 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    More information can be found at:
  3. M
    Mar 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm
    The LIGO team asks astronomers to scan for more traditional signals, including neutrinos. This shows that LIGO team itself has doubts whether what LIGO detected were gravitational waves (GW) or something else. The fact that Einstein predicted the gravitational lensing which was confirmed through direct astronomical observation does not mean that gravitational waves prediction is also true. General relativity (GR) explains gravity through means outside matter, i.e. a hypothetical distortion of spacetime by matter, which is unique in conceptual physics since all other forces are described as stemming from matter itself. Therefore, there is no wonder that GR fails to explain inertia which is a property of m. A true gravitational theory should include an explanation of inertia and should be in accord with quantum physics which GR fails to achieve. The LIGO experiment could not detect the gravitational waves as described in GR. However, a form of gravitational lensing could have been detected instead. Mive objects in the universe are huge emitters of neutrinos which can interact with photons, altering their path. Neutrinos emitted by the alleged gravitational event could have interacted with the laser photons of LIGO, changing an interference pattern that generated the already viral chirp. Or it could have been just a "blind injection", as many people say. More information can be found at: I cannot comment on India's PM decision but I would not pay real money for an unreal cause.
  4. B
    Feb 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm
    Please keep up the good work. Good work will develop the country, also bring votes to your party.
  5. P
    prashanth reddy
    Feb 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm
    Excellent step for india in science.
  6. I
    Apr 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm
    Indian Government must locate LIGO observatory in Hyderabad, Telangana state.
  7. R
    Raju Prajapati
    Feb 29, 2016 at 5:08 am
    Simple questions to LIGO team to be answered before proceeding for make in India LIGO. From where both black s get energy to get accelerate towards each other? If your answer is black s lose their own energy to accelerate then, conservation energy law fulfilled. then how extra energy released as a gravitational wave? if you say they loss their m by 3Ms. but as per E=mc2 it must convert in energy in electromagnetic wave form. If you say LIGO has detected what? This is a distortion made like one moon is duing on Earth as a alone. I must say LIGO has not allowed gravity effect of one object. So it has only allowed two rotating spiral bodies which creates so called waves like as announced by LIGO. If they are waves like EM they must not physically modify the matter. Are these waves travel in 2D plane? if so, Can you justify the probability to p through them from 2 LIGO 2 Black s plane? As per GR graviton creates these waves then why they are not detected? Do they not thinking at tremendous speed they both destroy each other. How they merge like liquid drops? I expect answer from LIGO members.
  8. S
    Feb 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    Seriously, you can't feed your poor, asking Microsoft and Google to help provide internet in India And you are going to build LIGO ? I mean you are unable to provide your people with food education,healthcare and shelter. Is it good to invest in LIGO while world vision and other organizations are asking foreigners to help provide food ,medicine, clean water and education to Indian citizens. LIGO is a mutlimillion dollar investment. You Indian politicians really need to watch your mouth before you say anything .
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