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Throw light on the Indian interests in the Antarctic region. Analyse the role that Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 can play in to protecting the Antarctic environment and regulate activities in the region.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

4. Throw light on the Indian interests in the Antarctic region. Analyse the role that Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 can play in to protecting the Antarctic environment and regulate activities in the region. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Indian Antarctic Bill 2022 amid sloganeering by the opposition MPs which forced the adjournment of the House.

Key Demand of the question: 

To write about the Indian interests in Antarctic region and how the Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 seeks to safeguard it.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning the importance of Antarctic region.

Body:

First, the reasons why the Antarctic region is important for India – economic, geopolitical and research etc. Trace the history of India’s involvement in Antarctic.

Next, write about the aims and objectives of Indian Antarctic Bill 2022 and its major features.

Next, write about its potential positives and shortcomings in protecting Antarctic and Indian interests.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.