India has strengthened its position on the Indian Ocean’s littoral and among the ocean’s island nations. India also has become a more palpable presence in key maritime zones; its links with the most important external actors also have been strengthened. These are significant achievements, and they derive from India’s growing economic clout, maritime strength, and a surer hand in diplomacy. As this process unfolds further, it will have a transforming effect on the Indian Ocean basin and, eventually, the world.
Berlin, Donald L.
"India in the Indian Ocean,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 59
, Article 6.
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