During eleventh Antarctic Expedition in Nov. 1991/March 1992 ____ was installed.


Options: SODAR (SOnic Detection And Ranging),    Second Permanent Station 'Maitree',    First permanent station 'Dakshin Gangotri',    None of the above

Ans:A,A


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