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Select the correct option based on the following statements.

Assertion (A): South Asia (Indian subcontinent) experiences comparatively milder winters as compared to Central Asia.

Reason (R): The Himalayas prevent the cold winds from Central Asia from entering South Asia (Indian subcontinent).


A
Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A.
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B
A is false, but R is true.
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C
Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A.
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D
A is true, but R is false.
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Solution

The correct option is B Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A.
India has mountains to the north, which have an average height of about 6,000 metres. India also has a broad coastal area where the maximum elevation is about 30 metres. The Himalayas prevent the cold winds from Central Asia from entering the subcontinent. Thus, South Asia (Indian subcontinent) experiences comparatively milder winters as compared to Central Asia.

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