Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: India’s Strategic Outpost Flight MH370 has put the spotlight on little known but strategically important territory.



Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has acquainted the world with a long-forgotten corner of the Indian Ocean: the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI). Known to few outside India, the island chain constitutes a valuable geopolitical asset for that country and is positioned to play a pivotal role in any maritime competition between India and China in the 21st century. In December 2012, I traveled to the ANI to conduct research for my new bookCold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the 21st Century. Here’s what I found.
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