This paper examines the contribution India has made to the advisory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (Court). It analysis the development of jurisdiction with the contribution of India's opinion and examines the major cases in which India was involved as a party, and determine the attitude of India towards the Court. There is a lack of literature on this topic because of the limited number of cases India has been a part of as a party. We will mainly focus on these cases which India has been part of rather than the general procedure of the ICJ and try to draw a conclusion as to the contribution India has made to the advisory jurisdiction. This paper will start with an Introduction and subsequently, discuss all the six cases under six different headings and analyze India's position in each of the cases and the impact it made on the jurisdiction of the Court. In the end, give concluding remarks to end the paper. Our research methodology is mostly based on a comparative and analytical basis. Rely on different Research papers, Reports, Letters and Provisions for the research.
Whether India's contribution can be seen as isolated thinking or influenced by other theories or world views? What is the influence made on the advisory proceeding and jurisdiction? These are some of the major questions that arise while discussing India's contribution to the advisory jurisdiction and functioning of the Court, which we will answer through this paper.