Q. With reference to the Arctic Council consider the following statements:
1.The Chairmanship of the Arctic Council rotates every two years among the Arctic States.
2.India is one of its founding members.
3.The member countries are provided military security from other countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1: The Chairmanship of the Arctic Council rotates every two years among the Arctic States.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. The Ottawa Declaration established the Arctic Council. As per the declaration, the following eight countries are the Members of the Council: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, United States. India has observer status.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. The Ottawa Declaration states that there no military security is to be provided.

Source: The Hindu