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Correct Option is 1 and 3 only

Statement 2 is wrong as Indiabecame a party to the treaty in 1983. Since then, India has shown an increased interest in the ecological, geographical, geological, and biodiversity of the region. India has also established various research facilities to investigate these fields. Dakshin Gangotri was India’s first scientific research base station in Antarctica as part of the program. Antarctica has immense scientific value to Indian research as it pertains to global warming. India continues to contribute to the scientific advancement in the region by drilling holes into the cold ice sheets of Antarctica on a regular basis. Statements 1 and 3 are correct. 

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