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(Analysis) India Ocean in Focus: China-India-US Jostling for Power

2015-02-25 08:48:33       source:Eurasia Review

By By D. S. Rajan


February 23, 2015


"The strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), providing major sea routes for world commerce, connecting East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, with Europe and Americas is growing day by day.


Author Robert Kaplan is right in pointing out in his book ("Monsoon-the Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power", 21 November 2010), that in this region, the interests and influence of China, India, and the United States are beginning to overlap and intersect and that therefore the IOR is bound to become a centre of 21st century international conflicts and power dynamics."


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