Force majeure a contracts force majeure provisions may offer an exit route particularly in circumstances where it is too difficult to establish a frustration force majeure is a contractual term and what qualifies as a force majeure event depends on the contract. Force majeure clauses generally operate so as to excuse performance of particular contractual obligations on the happening of certain specified events beyond a partys control their effect is therefore usually more limited than frustration. 1 frustration of contract and force majeure are two inter linked concepts 2 frustration of contract occurs where after a contract has been formed an event occurs which renders any further performance impossible illegal or radically different from what was contemplated 3. The doctrine of frustration and clause of force majeure are different when it is brought in terms of a agreement but when it is seen together in section 56 of indian contract act 1872 it appears the same. For example force majeure clauses can be drafted into contracts to avoid frustration force majeure clauses suspends performance in the occurrence of supervening events which are not the fault of either party but will maintain the existence of the contract
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