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India

Discuss everything that is happening in India or is related to India

Sahil , Jul, 29 2016

Indian Ocean To Become Focus Of Trade And Warfare and we have failed to Secure our Interests in the Indian Ocean


India is woefully unprepared for any enemy activity on the East Coast. And the deep south is not far from the shipping lines in the Indian Ocean, and there will be increased infiltration by both Chinese naval vessels and submarines. As is rather clear, the Indian Ocean (through which 80 percent of oil shipments pass already between the straits of Hormuz and Malacca) will increasingly become a focus of both trade and warfare. India needs to be prepared for both. On the one hand, Thoothukkudi port has been refurbished and upgraded, and it should enjoy increased traffic as the national highways from Bangalore and Chennai have become functional. However, it suffers from its location, which requires a bit of a detour, discouraging larger vessels from docking there. But it could be perfect for smaller feeder craft.
India is woefully unprepared for any enemy activity on the East Coast. And the deep south is not far from the shipping lines in the Indian Ocean, and there will be increased infiltration by both Chinese naval vessels and submarines. As is rather clear, the Indian Ocean (through which 80 percent of oil shipments pass already between the straits of Hormuz and Malacca) will increasingly become a focus of both trade and warfare. India needs to be prepared for both. On the one hand, Thoothukkudi port has been refurbished and upgraded, and it should enjoy increased traffic as the national highways from Bangalore and Chennai have become functional. However, it suffers from its location, which requires a bit of a detour, discouraging larger vessels from docking there. But it could be perfect for smaller feeder craft.

Pinaki , Jul, 29 2016


Rising Chinese dominance in the indian ocean in the recent years has become a cause of concern..The String of pearl policy being the principal cause of concern or Naval and military bases built by China right from Myanmar to Africa is an act of intrusion. The economic,political,diplomatic as well as security reasons make it all the more important. Initiatives taken by India to enhance its stature in the Indian Ocean are like increasing its diplomatic engagement (bilateral or multilateral)with l.O littoral nations such as Seychelles,Mauritus,Maldives would yield significant results in favour of India in terms of more India-favoured policies. The recent International Fleet Review which saw the participationof around 47 countries showed the importance that India has to Indian Ocean. While the recently proposed Maritime road initiative by China has not been received in India with full satisfaction,the increasing collaboration b/w India and US to contain the rising Chinese dominance into the Asia pacific and Indian Ocean would be a fitting reply given the backing of US as a complementary effort ,India would succeed in curtailing the Rising Dragon power.
Rising Chinese dominance in the indian ocean in the recent years has become a cause of concern..The String of pearl policy being the principal cause of concern or Naval and military bases built by China right from Myanmar to Africa is an act of intrusion. The economic,political,diplomatic as well


Ajay , Jul, 29 2016


India having its huge diverse landforms and a large coastline in Indian Ocean has a lot of opportunities to grab from the natural resources available from all possible ways. Indian ocean is not only resource wise a point of opportunity for India, Its also very important strategically, Commercially, geographically and politically too. Indian Ocean as a resource is very high potential of Ocean thermal energy harnessing from Indian Ocean but its still not utilised to the best level. Mineral resources(PMN, etc) from bed of Indian Ocean is either unexplored or if Explored, it has not been made accessible, due to technical reasons or financial reasons. Coastal security has been a reason of concern seeing the probability of intrusion of Terrorists, etc via Sea route Development of Ports has been given emphasis in last few decades but tthe opportunities are ample to promote water way commerce. Port development projects of Sri lanka and other countries need to be taken in hand to keep a hold on Indian ocean, although it requires a heavy investment
India having its huge diverse landforms and a large coastline in Indian Ocean has a lot of opportunities to grab from the natural resources available from all possible ways. Indian ocean is not only resource wise a point of opportunity for India, Its also very important strategically, Commercially,


Rangarajan , Jul, 29 2016


"By having the name of an Ocean starting with you countrys name, one should not consider Indian Ocean as its own backyard", comment by a Chinese official regarding Indias presence in Indian Ocean. Sitting at a geographically prime location concerning maritime routes, India has been an active member in the region only for its activities to be outnumbered by those of China in recent years. China is primarily the major competitor in this region, with other superpowers (Russia, USA) seemingly interested but located far away. The rise of China has added new characteristics to its foreign policy, with its latest project of Maritime Silk Routes, String of Pearls guided by the new policies in the region. It now can aid multiple projects including infrastructure, military even huge loans which all aids to its presence in the respective countries. Huge investment in Sri Lanka, Infrastructure development in Pakistan, Bangladesh etc are examples of it. These countries used to be linked with India in multiple ways, i.e culturally, financially, diplomatically. But our presence is dwindling to say the least owing partially to political issues in our country and partially to quick action philosophy of China.
"By having the name of an Ocean starting with you countrys name, one should not consider Indian Ocean as its own backyard", comment by a Chinese official regarding Indias presence in Indian Ocean. Sitting at a geographically prime location concerning maritime routes, India has been an active member


Roshni , Jul, 29 2016


1960s in line with its non aligned status. Indira Gandhi in late 1960s asking major powers to move out of Indian ocean region,to avoid bloc rivalry from spreading in this region. After 2008 Mumbai terror attack & Chinas attempt to assert itself in the IOR. In the context of first two phases it can be said that India has failed to secure its interest in Indian ocean. Third phase is the evolution of a proactive foreign policy strategy in the Indian ocean. The focus of this stage is not only security,stability of the region,but also the use of IOR in raising Indias economic and geopolitical stature at global platform. Whether it is bilateral cooperation(Seychelles,Mauritius) with littorals or trilateral engagement(India,Sri Lanka,Maldives) or multilateral talks(IORA or India,Seychelles,Mauritius,Maldives,Sri Lanka surveillance network), India has not lost a single chance to put forward its claims as most reliable and capable player to ensure security,prosperity & stability of the region. So it can be said that Indias current foreign policy stance in the Indian ocean is to fulfill its security,strategic,defence,economic interest in the region. Also the vision of India in the IOR will face the test of implementation in the coming years.
1960s in line with its non aligned status. Indira Gandhi in late 1960s asking major powers to move out of Indian ocean region,to avoid bloc rivalry from spreading in this region. After 2008 Mumbai terror attack & Chinas attempt to assert itself in the IOR. In the context of first two phases it can b


Jhansi , Jul, 29 2016


For India, Indian Ocean serves as a strategic bridge with the nations in our immediate and extended maritime neighbourhood. Its various channels are responsible for the two-thirds of world’s oil shipment, one third of world’s cargo movement and nearly half of its container traffic movements. Hence, The Indian Ocean Region is one of the foremost policy priorities for India. There are several factors that are pushing India towards a more comprehensive maritime policy. China’s special emphasis towards Indian Ocean ( through its Silk Road Project and growing cooperation with littoral stirred the latter to strengthen its maritime capability in the Indian Ocean. India’s new for maritime security is comprehensively articulated in “Ensuring Secure Seas: Indian Maritime Strategy” a 2015 document by the Indian Navy. The document clarifies that the Indian Navy’s interest areas now cover Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, IOR Island nations, Southwest Indian Ocean and East Coast of Africa littoral countries. Indian trying to become a strong regional player in the Indo-pacific region.
For India, Indian Ocean serves as a strategic bridge with the nations in our immediate and extended maritime neighbourhood. Its various channels are responsible for the two-thirds of world’s oil shipment, one third of world’s cargo movement and nearly half of its container traffic movements. Hen