Many studies exist which focus on the Indian Ocean, but none have been written examining the importance of the numerous islands found there. In this original volume, a team of naval officers and scholars discusses four basic themes relating to this area of the world: strategic, legal, exploitation of resources, and maritime traditions. While the contributors assess the scientific and developmental aspects of the islands in specific relation to India, these issues have a broad application to the problems facing all littoral countries.
"A highly readable book; it is a virtual encyclopaedia on the
Indian Ocean and its islands. "
The Hindustan Times
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Table of Contents
Foreword - S Nurul HasanIntroduction - Satish ChandraThe Oceans - S Zahoor Qasim The Future Hope of MankindForeign and Defence Policies for India in the 1990s - J C NadkarniGeo-Politics of the Indian Ocean - B N MehrishIndia's Maritime and Geo-Strategic Interests in the Indian Ocean - Kailash K KohliGeo-Political and Geo-Strategic Importance of the Islands of the Indian Ocean - M P AwatiNaval Strategy in the Indian Ocean and the Laws of the Seas - S C ChopraInternational Maritime Law and India's State Practice - Narmada KhodieThe Maldives and Indian Security - V SuryanarayanSocotra in Indian Navigational Traditions - B ArunachalamTraditional Navigation and Trade in Lakshadweep, 1850-1950 - Alex GeorgeTraditions of Ship Building in Lakshadweep and Minicoy - R Karani and B ArunachalamLakshadweep in Transition - S Srivastava, R Karani and B Arunachalam Conflict Between Ecology and EnvironmentThe Marine Living Resources of the Andaman and Nicobar Isands - S A H AbidiIndia and Antarctica - S Zahoor Qasim