2 September 2011
The Arctic as a Global Common
Instead of leaving the Arctic to the developed countries, developing countries like India must begin to play an active role, as they are doing in negotiations over space and climate change. It is time that a policy on this issue is debated and developed in India. The first will be for India to become an ad hoc observer to the Arctic Council. At the same time, India's 'strategic community' needs to take the lead in articulating the idea of including the Arctic in the discourse on global commons.
© 2011 Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
P K Gautam