Read the full story from the December 14, 2005 edition of Sify. (India)
"Top scientists and government officials from over 25 nations launched talks on Wednesday aimed at setting up a tsunami early warning system for the Indian Ocean countries by next year.
"The UN's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, holding its second session on the system, will review progress made by the nations involved in the project and seek to plug implementation gaps.
"'The main objective is to find out ways to establish the early warning system,' P S Goel, India's highest-ranking bureaucrat in the department of ocean development, said on the sidelines of the three-day meeting."