According to a study by National Institute of Oceanography scientist Sila Tripati, people of Indus Valley Civilisation were already using monsoon wind and currents for maritime trade and navigation in 2500 BC. Indians had knowledge of harnessing monsoon winds for navigation long before Hippalus, the Greek mariner and acclaimed discoverer of monsoon winds, according to a study by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa.
“The people of Indus Valley Civilization were already using monsoon wind and currents for maritime trade and navigation in 2500 BC,” NIO scientist Sila Tripati has reported in a recent issue of the journal Current Science. Tripati has traced the origin of navigation in India with the aid of archaeological findings and literary sources. Read more.