Some strange news item involving IISc

That I noticed in Nature today:

A crucial Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna in Bangalore has been stolen — apparently for its scrap value — knocking India out of an international network of ‘core’ stations that provides data to geoscientists around the globe.

The station at the Indian Institute of Science was linked to the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service, based in Pasadena, California.

The news item goes on to mention that it will take an year to erect another at the same spot and make it operational; Ouch!

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