India to make a law for…its base in Antarctica!

The Sapiens (wise ones) continue to expand their ambit of living.

Juts came across this news which says India will be making law for its station in Antarctica:

Ministry of Earth Sciences officials tasked with drafting the law said that India, being among the countries that have acceded to the Antarctica Treaty, is expected to have a clear policy on the consequences of its activities in the region.

The treaty is framed to ensure ‘in the interests of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord.’

To this end it prohibits military activity, except in support of science; prohibits nuclear explosions and the disposal of nuclear waste; promotes scientific research and the exchange of data; and holds all territorial claims in abeyance.


India is expanding its infrastructure development in Antarctica. The government is rebuilding its station, Maitri, to make it bigger and last for at least 30 years. Dakshin Gangotri, the first Indian base established in 1984, has weakened and become just a supply base. A committee that includes Biman Patel, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat National Law University, has been asked to draft the new ‘Antarctica .

Had no idea about this. Wikipedia entry here. Also a story of an Indian student visiting the region with amazing pictures. A fascinating article by Sanchari Pal.

One Response to “India to make a law for…its base in Antarctica!”

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