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Why India is developing its maiden deep-sea port in Indonesia

INS Sumitra visited Sabang for the first time last July. (File photo) NEW DELHI: India is developing its maiden deep-sea port in Indonesia ‘s Sabang, not far from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, amid China’s attempts to have a greater say in the region through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The port will be key to India’s Indo-Pacific strategy. The port will give India better access to the South East Asian markets and provide a strategic hedge at a time China is increasing its presence in the Strait of Malacca (as also the larger Indian Ocean). Despite the […]

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