“India is said to enjoy a strategic position with reference to the International Trade Route” Explain the statement highlighting India’s strategic advantage.
India is said to be enjoying a strategic position with reference to the International Trade Route, because India occupies a very important and unique position on the globe. It enjoys a unique proximity with Europe, Africa and Australia. The Indian landmass has a central location between East and West Asia.
India is Southward extension of Asia. Thus, it forms the South-Central Peninsula of world’s largest continent. The Deccan Peninsula, India’s Southward extension, has span to Indian Ocean and divides it into two seas i.e., the Arabian Sea on the West and the Bay of Bengal on its East.
The Deccan Peninsula helps India to establish easy contact with West Asia, East Africa and Europe from Western coast and also establishes contacts with South-East Asia, East Asia and Australia from Eastern coast. India has the longest coastline in Indian Ocean. These geographical features provide India a significant edge in International trade.
Keeping in view about the advantageous and unique position of India on the Earth, we can say that India does have an advantage in a strategic field.