Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the
Submissions to the Commission:
Submission by the Republic of India
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on 19 May 2010
On 11 May
2009, the Republic of India submitted to the Commission on the Limits of
the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United
Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, information on the limits of the
continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the
breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
It is noted that the Convention
entered into force for India on 29 July 1995.
According to the submitting State,
this is a partial submission and, as a coastal state in the Southern part of the
Bay of Bengal, India reserves the right to make at a later date, notwithstanding
the provisions regarding the ten-year period, a separate submission on the outer
limits of its continental shelf, based on the provisions of the Statement of
Understanding contained in Annex II to the Final Act of the Third United Nations
Conference on the Law of the Sea.
In accordance with the Rules of
Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being circulated to all Member
States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in
order to make public the executive summary of the partial submission, including
all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.
The consideration of the partial submission
made by India will be included in the provisional agenda of the
twenty-fifth session of the Commission to be held in New York in March-April
Upon completion of the consideration
of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article
76 of the Convention.
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Continental Shelf Notification
received with regard
to the submission
made by India to the Commission
on the Limits of the
Union of Myanmar
dated 4 August 2009:
dated 29 October 2009:
Sultanate of Oman
dated 19 May 2010:
The designations employed in the submissions, including description of the
areas, are as contained in the communications from submitting States or in the
executive summaries. Their listing on this web site and the presentation of
material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of
the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any
country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the
delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.