Indian Ocean

Kra Canal

12th September – Kra Canal

Kra Canal In the middle of August, Thai transport minister Saksayam Chidchob said that Thailand was considering a road and railway link across the narrow tract of land in the south of the country, which has been the proposed site for building the Kra canal. In its aftermath, Indian media reports said that plans for …

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

29th June – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands In recent years, the Government of India (GOI) has adopted a proactive policy aimed at transforming the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (A&N Islands), a tri-services command, as an economic hub and one of the key centres of India’s defence and security strategy. Significance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Strategically located, …

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Indian Ocean Commission

23rd April – Indian Ocean Commission

Putting the SAGAR vision to the test In March 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited three small but significant Indian Ocean island states — Seychelles, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka. During this tour, he unveiled India’s strategic vision for the Indian Ocean: Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR). India’s recent admission as observer …

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