STRATEGIC SALIENCE OF ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS: ECONOMIC AND MILITARY DIMENSIONS



Date : 03-08-2017

Accounting for 30 per cent of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) in the Bay of Bengal have been acknowledged as a distinctive strategic asset only in the 21st century. Now labelled the ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’, the islands provide India with a springboard to expand its strategic frontiers to its maritime east. By virtue of this change in outlook, the islands have figured more vividly in geopolitical discourse than ever before

Department: Making Waves





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