Q. With reference to Eastern Maritime Corridor consider the following statements:
1. The Eastern Maritime Corridor is a proposed sea route between the Indian port city of Vishakhapatnam and the key Russian port Vladivostok.
2. The route passes through the Sea of Japan, the South China Sea and the Sumatra strait.
3. This sea route is estimated to reduce the time required to transport cargo between Indian and Russian Ports of Far-East Region.
How many of the above statements are correct?

[A] Only One

[B] Only two

[C] All three

[D] None

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation-

Statement 1 is Incorrect- The Eastern Maritime Corridor is a proposed sea route between the Indian port city of Chennai and the key Russian port Vladivostok.

Statement 2 is Incorrect- The route passes through the Sea of Japan, the South China Sea and Malacca Strait.

Statement 3 is Correct- This sea route is estimated to reduce the time required to transport cargo between Indian and Russian Ports of Far-East Region by up to 16 days, i.e., 24 days in comparison to over 40 days currently taken to transport goods from India to Far East Russia via Europe.

Source- Forum IAS