Prelims 825

Consider the following statements with regard to Saras PT1N:
1. It is an indigenously developed transport aircraft.
2. It is named after Indian crane Saras.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation :
SARAS is an indigenous aircraft developed by the National Aeronautics Laboratories (NAL), which is overseen by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). The aircraft programme, named after the Indian crane Saras, was first conceptualised in the 1990s as a way to establish a short-haul civil aviation market. Hence both the statements are correct.