India to replace Maitri station in Antarctica

India has decided to replace the Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years. The country is also drafting laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica and is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent. Now, nearly 28 years after Maitri was constructed, India is not only considering the prospect of building a new establishment in the Earth’s southernmost continent but framing laws for those staying there.
Maitri is getting old and we will be building a new research station in Antarctica to replace it. Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years. The country is also drafting laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica and is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent.India is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent and a new ship, with special ice-cutting facility, will be procured for the purpose.the country is also drafting its own laws to safeguard its interest in Antarctica, which has to be vetted by the law ministry.India does not have laws for Antarctica and is currently governed by international laws. The announcement while speaking on the sidelines of a programme to formally commence ship building by Titagarh Wagons Ltd in Kolkatta, India. He also stated that India is poised to expand its research activity in the coldest continent and a new ship, with a special ice-cutting facility, will be procured for the purpose.

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