Subhasish Writes: In recent decades, due to global warming, the Arctic region has witnessed the decline of the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean. This has opened up opportunities to commercially utilise the three Arctic maritime routes, exploit the natural resources of the region and transform global shipping patterns.
Commodore Lalit Kapur(Retd): The Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council held at Iqualuit on 24 April 2015 saw Canada handing over Chairmanship of the Arctic Council for a two-year term to USA. Indian interests in the Arctic pertain to scientific research to enable understanding of climate change and weather.
Dubbed by experts as ‘strategic shadow boxing,’ two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week, apparently timed to the NATO summit in Wales.