Yes it compulsory to opted for car insurance.
Car Insurance is mandatory by law. Driving around without valid car insurance is illegal in India.
In India, nearly 4 lakh people meet with accidents every month. Fatalities in road accidents in India are moving up at a compounded annual rate of four per cent. Considering the high number and the poor state of roads, Motor insurance is a necessary requirement. By law, Motor Insurance is mandatory. Motor Insurance provides financial cover not only to you but also covers damages to third party (people travelling with you). Motor Insurance also protects you from losses arising from natural calamities like cyclone, earthquake etc