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The SAARC –STORM (Severe Thunderstorms: Observation and Regional Modelling) programme taken up by SAARC Meteorological Centre (SMRC), Dhaka in association with Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Dhaka, Bangladesh; Department of Hydrology and Met Services (DHMS), Thimphu, Bhutan; and Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Kathmandu, Nepal and India Meteorology Department (IMD), India.
STORM Programme was conceived as a cooperative scientic endeavour between SAARC countries, for improving prediction of severe storms frequenting India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. ISRO's commitment towards this project include supply and installation of meteorological equipments including 50 numbers of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS), 4 numbers of GPS Sonde Stations with associated consumables and a Doppler Weather Radar (DWR), in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.