New Delhi's concern for the integrity of its sea lines of comnunication and island possessions gained acceptance in the early 1960s. It was at that time that Indonesia began acquiring significant numbers of naval combatants from the Soviet Union, thereby providing reasonable evidence that Jakarta was interested in becoming a regional maritime power.
Elkin, Jerrold F. and Ritezel, W. Andrew
"New Delhi's Indian Ocean Policy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 40
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