Located in the Bay of Bengal, North Sentinel Island sounds as if it's straight out of a nineteenth century novel!
The island is one of the Andaman Islands and is located away from the main settlements. In fact, the island is so remote the indigenous Sentinelese people still live there and speak their own language!
While Indians have always known that the island was there, there was never much use in colonizing it. The British recorded it's existence in 1771, yet it was again ignored for the next century.
It was not until 1867 that an Indian merchant ship encountered a storm and wrecked on North Sentinel Island’s shores. Almost immediately the natives began attacking the 106 surviving passengers.
They were only saved when a navel vessel rescued them. The most recent excursion onto the island resulted in the same outcome.
In 2006 two fishermen drifted their boat near the island and were killed. The Indian government has stated that they have no desire to interfere in native affairs and most are warned to stay away!