Recently India and France conducted Joint patrols from Reunion Island ,this exercise points out India ‘s intent to expand its footprint in Indian Ocean going to the extent of East Africa. India Ocean is stragically important for India as most of its trade passes through this ocean. China’s growing footprint in this region has been a concern for India. This news is related to the topic, Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests of GS 2. Importance of Indian Ocean for India can be important for mains.
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