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A race for the high seas' dominion

In light of rich nations' efforts to control the high seas in search of minerals, India must swiftly catch up in the economic, technological, and strategic spheres

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Ajay Kumar -
Oceans make human life on Earth possible by being the primary regulator of Earth’s climate, absorbing, storing, and distributing heat around the globe. They are a major source of oxygen and act as a carbon sink, supporting an incredible marine biodiversity.

The high seas are parts of oceans and seas that are beyond national jurisdictions and economic zones, representing the global commons, a common heritage of mankind. The high seas encompass an expanse 1.7 times that of the inhabited landmass of Earth, and constitute a staggering 95 per cent of the overall volume of seas and oceans.

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First Published: Jul 20 2023 | 10:09 PM IST

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