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India's National Centre for Radio Astrophysics is set to play a leading role in the development of the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the world, called Square Kilometre Array.
The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics has been appointed as the nodal agency to oversee the activities related to building the SKAin India. India is among the ten nations participating in the mega project and others include Australia, Canada, China, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and United Kingdom.
India's department of atomic energy has signed an agreement documentswith the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation on Monday in the presence of its director-general Philip Diamond. A team from the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics as well as from other research organisations in the country will design the brain and the nervous system of the telescope.
The project is expected to start by the year 2018 as it is already in detailed design stage. It is claimed that it will be the largest and the most sensitive radio telescope in the world when it is completed. It will include thousands of dishes and radio receivers spread across two sites in Africa and Western Australia.SwarnaKanti Ghosh, the centre director of NCRA, said, that several scientists form the country are working on research areas linked to the project.