Consider the following statements about LIGO-India project:

  1. The main objective of the project is creating an India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO).
  2. The project will be executed by ISRO.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because the LIGO project envisages establishing an advanced gravitational-wave detector to be located in India. Second statement is incorrect because LIGO-India project (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India) will be executed by the IUCAA, the Institute of Plasma Research in (IPR) in Ahmedabad, and the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) in Indore.

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