Andaman & Nicobar emerge as India’s focal areas of development, strategic depth

Andaman & Nicobar emerge as India's focal areas of development, strategic depth https://www.news9live.com/india/andaman-nicobar-emerge-as-indias-focal-areas-of-development-strategic-depth-196833

Table of Contents

Share This News

Excerpt from news9live.com

It is official: India is planning big in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Media reports said the Environment Ministry’s panel on September 15 cleared a controversial 16,610-hectare project on Great Nicobar Island. The project is expected to cost Rs 75,000 crore and will include the construction of a greenfield international airport, an international container terminal, a township, and a power plant.

These development plans are in sync with India’s growing maritime security concerns in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

In January 2016, India came out with a maritime security strategy paper that emphasised the strategic significance of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and underscored their importance for India’s power projection into the Western Pacific and beyond.

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands located adjacent to the western entrance of the Strait of Malacca straddle one of the busiest sea routes in the world. Containing about 30 per cent of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Islands connect South Asia with Southeast Asia.

Don't Miss Out!

Join The Island Innovation Network!

This occasional newsletter highlights events and stories about innovation in sustainable development for rural, remote and island regions. We want to change the discourse to demonstrate how islandness can be a driver for innovation.

Invalid email address

News

A global media platform with unique insights into island sustainability.​

Content Library

A global media platform with unique insights into island sustainability.​

Find unique and insightful content on island sustainability

In our vast content library you will find original articles, webinars, interviews, past event sessions, island news and much more. Navigate through the categories to find information, get inspired and learn.

Search
Generic filters

Giving visibility to projects worldwide

Our flagship event, the Virtual Island Summit, is one of the biggest events for sustainable development. Every year, it brings together over 10,000 stakeholders from around the world for a week-long virtual event covering every timezone.