India has a long advantageous coastline. Explain.
India has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Western side it has Arabian sea and Eastern side it has Bay of Bengal.
This long coastline is really advantageous for following reasons:
- This coastline provided a significant boost to India’s maritime trade. Almost 90% of India’s international trade is done through sea.
- The Decean Peninsula extends towards the Indian Ocean, thus helping India to establish close contact with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the Western coast and with South-East Asia and East Asia from the Eastern coast.
- No other country has such a long coastline on the Indian Ocean, it justifies the naming of an ocean after it.
- India has developed many coasts like Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Visakhapatnam etc which have become major centres for international business.