New Delhi: The government is exploring the possibility of setting up a tsunami early warning system in the disputed the South China Sea, which has been witnessing China’s growing assertiveness.
M Rajeevan, the secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said India already has a system in place to provide tsunami warning to the south-east and south Asian nations.
“India is the chairperson of RIMES (Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa). We are also a major contributor in terms of resources. So, we are exploring the possibility of having a tsunami early warning system in the South China Sea,” he said.
He, however, clarified that this project has not got official sanction yet.
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“If the project materialises, then alerts will be provided through RIMES and it will benefit nations such as Vietnam and Thailand,” Rajeevan said.