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

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 Look East Policy, tracing back to the days of then PM Narasimha Rao, India’s relationship […]

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