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LIGO-India Project

It is an international network of laboratories which aims to detect the ripples in spacetime.

The ripples are produced by the movement of large celestial objects.

The objective is to detect and study the gravitational waves in space.

Indian research institutions and the LIGO Laboratory in the USA are collaboratively working on this project.

Hingoli district of Maharashtra will be the location for the project.

It is built by the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology, additionally with an MoU with The National Science Foundation.