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The climate of India is tropical because of __________________.

A

The location of the Himalayas in its North

B

Major part of India lies within the tropics

C

The overpowering influence of Indian Ocean

D

The seasonal influence of jet streams

Answer

Correct option is
A

The location of the Himalayas in its North

The Himalayas prevent the cold winds from Central Asia from entering the subcontinent. It is because of these mountains that this subcontinent experiences comparatively milder winters as compared to central Asia. It also forms a barrier for the rain bearing south-west monsoon winds, keeping them from traveling northwards, and causing heavy rainfall in the Terai region.

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