Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 11th
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Answer in detail: Evaluate the strategic location of India with respect to its location in the Indian Ocean. - Geography

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Answer in detail:

Evaluate the strategic location of India with respect to its location in the Indian Ocean.

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Solution

  1. India occupies a central and strategic location in the Indian Ocean area.
  2. India's national and economic interests are inseparably linked up with the Indian Ocean.
  3. The trans-Indian Ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe in the West and the countries of East Asia provide a strategic location to India.
  4. The Deccan Peninsula protrudes into the Indian Ocean, help India establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with south-east and East Asia on the eastern coast.
  5. India has a long coastline and on the Indian Ocean which becomes favourable for trading ports and commerce hubs for other countries.
  6. The coastal regions of India are famous for agriculture, trade and industrial centres, tourist centres, fishing and salt-making. They provide important hinterlands for the ports.
Concept: Ocean Currents in Indian Ocean
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Balbharati Geography 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 7 Indian Ocean - Relief and Strategic Importance
Exercise | Q 4.2 | Page 83
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