ocean211Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst, and Research Director, Indic Researchers Forum)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 26 September 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)


The Indian Ocean is a wide region that stretches from the Malacca Strait and Australia's western coast in the east to the Mozambique Channel in the west. It stretches from the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south. 71% of the surface of the Earth and 97% of the water on Earth are contained in the Indian Ocean. The ocean is the third largest water body in the world. The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is bounded by 38 countries, in terms of demography, it has over 2.5 billion population which is one-third of the population in the world. ... Read more

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