India has a long coastline that is advantageous for the country. Explain.
No other country has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean as India has. Indeed it has provided a significant boost to India’s maritime trade. Almost 90% of India’s international trade is done through sea.
The Deccan 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. India’s central location at the head of the Indian ocean and its long coastline has helped in its interaction through sea.
The sea routes passing through the Indian ocean provide easy connectivity to India with the West and the East. India has developed many ports on its Western and Eastern coasts like Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Visakhapatnam etc, which have become major centres for international business.