The government is exploring the
possibility of setting up a tsunami early warning system in the disputed 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 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.
Tsunami warning system
gives time to the people to protect themselves by moving to safer places and to
move away from the coast as quickly as possible . This reduces the casualty of
the devastating Tsunami.