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India launches 40th Scientific Expedition to Antarctica


  • This Indian expedition marks four decades of the country's scientific endeavour to the southern white continent. 
  • The 40th expedition journey will be flagged off from Goa with 43 members onboard.
  • The chartered ice-class vessel MV Vasiliy Golovnin will make this journey and will reach Antarctica in 30 days. 
  • After leaving behind a team of 40 members, it would return to India in April. 
  • On return, it will also bring back the winter team of the preceding trip.