The article deals with India's geostrategic interests in the region with special reference to problems of political Islam and of drugs and arms trafficking. Major powers have core strategic interests but India has had a core group whose deliberations subordinated policy making to bargaining among alliance partners. China wants to seek more options for its trade routes. Likewise, every year, one project in one Central Asian country will be set up. .
Throughout history Central Asians lived in mutual economic symbiosis with neighbouring India, China, Iran and Europe. The Maldives are located in the center of these 2 regions. Maritime Domain Awareness in the Department of the Navy. This enabled the development of a civilization in relative isolation through the ages. Geo-Strategic Importance of India's Island Territoriesand Implications for National Security Introduction. He noted that both the and could be closed by a hostile power, thereby denying Russia access to the sea. The key objectivesare to bring together regional navies and maritime forces to synergise their collective resources, and to maintain good order at sea in the Indian Ocean.
Sri Lanka Navy Outlines Importance of Maritime Hub in Seminar Sessions. There are, of course, many other places in the world which are highly risky for the people who live there; the contemporary anarchy in Nigeria, Ukraine and the Middle East countries has provided disturbing evidence of the brutality of mankind. Geostrategy describes the foreign-policy thrust of a state and does not deal with motivations or decision-making processes. In geographical terms, it is surrounded by four countries: Afghanistan, Iran, India and China, each of which is a major player in international politics. The communication links are also problematic and at present the region is connected only through air links. Soviet Union created Central Asian states, often without ethnic or topographical considerations, causing them to be notoriously weak. Furthermore, all Central Asian Turkic-speaking states are together with Turkey part of the.
The resultant authoritarian but weak former Soviet satellite republics were still considered part of Russia's sphere of influence, but now Russia was only one among many competitors for influence in the new Central Asian states. Cargo can further head for European destinations such as Helsinki and Hamburg because of the availability of a well-developed road and rail network. The total land area is estimated at 803,940 square kilometers. The , , and dynasties would conquer parts of and , and the later of China consolidated Chinese control over this area. Major of it comes through the Strait of Malacca where 40% of World Trade and 70% of China exports happens.
Reordering the World: Geopolitical Perspectives on the 21st Century. But these conflicts have either been confined to the said regions or have only limited regional significance. Significance as a Transit economy 4. They had to have interdependencies to face this issue without considering individual rivalries. China's is highly dependent on sea routes for its oil needs.
With the spirit of jihad still vibrant in the Mujahideen, a large number of them reorganised themselves and emerged as a new force named Taliban, who were supported by the Pakistani agencies in the hope that a pro-Pakistan government in Afghanistan might be helpful in checking the growing Indian influence in the region. The maritime security challenges must be addressed on a multifaceted basis. This concept became known as a , taken from the American , and the idea of national and continental self-sufficiency. Aside from militant groups, government officials at all levels are involved in the illicit drug trade in Central Asia. Sub-regional structures in the Indian Ocean region also play niche roles in support of regional development and security. Here's his contact: monicaspiritualtemple gmail.
There is enormous scope for pragmatic and profitable engagement between the two. It requires an extensive military presence, normally coterminous with the opening of overseas military stations and the building of warships capable of deep oceanic power projection. As the began, and laid down the foundations for the U. So let us not carried away by media. A group of 30 to 40 armed rebels from Tajikistan clashed with government troops in the south of Kyrgyzstan in early August 2000.
The regional stabilizers were pro-American states which would receive significant U. Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan stated the importance of sea power by highlighting six elements of geography access to sea routes , physical conformation ports , extent of territory, population, character of the people, and character of government. Closely linked to this need was Haushofer's assertion that the existence of small states was evidence of political regression and disorder in the international system. The Hindu Kush was traditionally regarded as the last northwestern outpost where Hindus could venture in safety. John Garafano 5—9 July 2004.
Observing the situation and wishing to benefit by exploiting the conditions prevailing at that time, the East India Company started establishing colonies in the subcontinent. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan share a border with the Chinese province, Xinjiang, through which drug traffickers access major opiate producers such as Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. We have nuclear submarines which can fire missiles underneath the sea. The pro-western Arab governments are also afraid that the further strength of Iran may encourage their Shiite population to revolt against the dictatorial governments in these countries. India lies in the East and in the South is Arabian Sea.
In order to encounter and solve these complex problems the state of Pakistan must ensure rule of law particularly a well-established and independent judicial system. According to Gazprom deputy chairman Valery Remizov, Russia will step up development of the field and create a joint venture with Iran to transfer and market gas to India. Geostrategic conceptions are also historically acquired or even inherited from one country to another due to common history, relations between the countries, culture and even propaganda. As a way of new space management, countries either created regional institutions related to the space or make on specific issues to allow intervention on space. As most developed nations and resources lay above the , politics and commerce north of the two canals would be of much greater importance than those occurring south of the canals. Therefore, economic diplomacy should remain India's basic policy thrust towards the region. This obviously has implications and India must consider whether these developments are desirable or not.