International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part J (2017)
Turmoil around littoral states of Indian Ocean: Sea lanes at Risk
The ocean provides immense opportunities for oil and mineral extraction that can be used to generate revenue by exporting them or they can easily fulfil all the energy needs of the states. Many oil deposits are found near the shores because all the biogenic materials that are either thrown or fall down any how in the sea get transformed into fossil fuels after a certain period of time. The corals and other maritime species that die deep into the sea becomes a source of fossil fuel after thousand or even more years. Indian Ocean which is sandwiched between Atlantic and Pacific is no doubt lifeline for the littoral states and some of the extra-regional states but turmoil around the coasts basically western Indian Ocean has put the Sea Lanes at greater risk that need to be protected. The ongoing rivalry between various groups and east versus west war has made the conditions more critical all around. The article ponders the ways and reasons of Sea Lanes at risk.
How to cite this article:
Ambesh Kumar Pandey. Turmoil around littoral states of Indian Ocean: Sea lanes at Risk. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):674-678.