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The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance. Why?


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The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance because -
→ It has given India a strategic advantage due to the Trans Indian ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe in the West and the countries of East Asia.
→ This helps India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the Western coast and with Southeast and East Asia from the Eastern coast.
→ The vast coastline and the natural harbors have benefited India in carrying out trade and commerce with its neighboring and distant countries.
→ It has given India a distinct climate than the rest of the Asian Continent

Social Science
NCERT
Standard IX

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