The author is Advisor and Scientist ‘G’, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi. He is an elected member of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for the term 2012-16. firstname.lastname@example.org
This article details the steps that have been taken by India to safeguard its oceanic territories as well the ocean resources as per the guidelines and specifications laid down by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) over the years.
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India, with its 7500 km coastline offers myriad possibilities of oceanic exploration. The seas around the sub-continent are replete with resources - fisheries, oil and gas, minerals, upholds activities related to shipping, protection of marine environment, national security and surveillance. The country portrayed its specific interest in the development of seabed resources under the seabed regime established in the Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS-III) in 1982 that resulted in setting up of the International...