​Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

India's engagement in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) carries immense strategic, economic, and cultural significance. However, challenges such as geopolitical rivalries, maritime security, economic gaps, environmental concerns, and bureaucratic hurdles necessitate a nuanced approach for India to harness the full potential of IORA membership while addressing pressing issues.

Why IORA is important for India?

  • Strategic Importance: The Indian Ocean is a crucial conduit for global trade, with significant sea lanes and choke points like the Strait of Malacca. India’s geographical position at the center of the Indian Ocean makes IORA vital for its maritime strategy, ensuring safe and secure ....
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