How many Indian stations are there in Antarctica?
India owns three research stations in the Antarctic. India has set up three research stations in Antartica, the first being ‘Dakshin Gangotri’ in 1984. Located 2,500 km from the South Pole, the decommissioned station is used as a supply base and transit camp.
Is Dakshin Gangotri working?
It is currently being used as a supply base and transit camp. The base is named after Dakshin Gangotri Glacier. It was established during the third Indian expedition to Antarctica in 1983–84.
|Dakshin Gangotri Station|
|Administered by||Indian Antarctic Program|
|Established||26 January 1984|
|Decommissioned||25 February 1990|
Has anyone been born in Antarctica?
Eleven babies have been born in Antarctica, and none of them died as infants. Antarctica therefore has the lowest infant mortality rate of any continent: 0%. What’s crazier is why the babies were born there in the first place. These weren’t unplanned births.
Why is India interested in Antarctica?
Antarctica holds scientific interest for Indian research projects due to a number of reasons – to study the origin and eco-history of continents, climate change, meteorology and molecular biodiversity of the region.