- Date:November, 2012
Monocle, September 2012
Ringed by conflict zones, plagued by territorial disputes and piracy issues, rich in resources and home to vital shipping lanes that trans- port oil to major markets, the Indian Ocean is shaping up to be one of the world’s impending trouble zones.
The third largest of the world’s oceans and making up 20 per cent of the water on the Earth’s surface, geopolitically it is the centre of growing competition between various players, both established and developing. More specifically, it is one of the regions where India and China are facing off in a looming struggle for dominance.