- Amina Bibi

In the indo- pacific region, where in Bay of Bengal the chain of Andaman and Nicobar (A &N) Islands is situated. The Andaman Sea has its prominence of joining the Bay of Bengal with the vast indo- pacific waters through the Strait of Malacca. The Indian government’s policy in Indian Ocean and its outreach in the indo – pacific have significant importance of A & N Islands. It is a key pillar to counter China’s outreach into the indo-Pacific region.