By Rasik Ravindra
The author is Director, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa. email@example.com
India led its first scientific expedition to the Antarctic in 1981 and to the Arctic in 2007. India is thus, among the very few nations in the world to operate stations both in the Arctic and the Antarctic.
Polar regions, Arctic and Antarctic, with their wilderness, mystery and scientific potential have always inspired mankind to lead innumerable expeditions to unravel the secrets hidden under the vast expanse of snow and ice. India led its first scientific expedition to the Antarctic in 1981. The Antarctic Study Centre - dedicated to Antarctic studies was created in 1988. The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), an autonomous Institute under Ministry of Earth Sciences, was dedicated to the nation in...