JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Andaman and Nicobar Command: From an Experiment to an Inspiration

Col Pramod Sangwa was commissioned in 4 Madras (WLI) in June 1989. He has been an instructor in AATS, Agra and the Infantry School. He is presently posted as CIO in HQ ANC.
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  • October 2011
    Volume: 
    5
    Issue: 
    4
    Commentaries

    The Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands are India’s gateways to the east and their significance in its national security calculus is increasingly being realised, as they fit perfectly in the jigsaw puzzle of India’s ‘Look East Policy’. They allow India to project its benign power and influence in consonance with its emerging status and role in the region. They also provide an ideal springboard for India to play a far more effective role in the area. Proximity to unstable littorals, coupled with the eventuality of extra-regional players extending their influence in the region, make them vulnerable to both conventional as well as sub-conventional threats. This translates into challenges and opportunities for India.

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