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First Coast Guard Station • North Andaman

First Coast Guard Station in Mayabunder, North Andaman Islands

In News Indian Coast Guard Station Mayabunder, the first CG Station in the North Andaman Islands was commissioned today. Background There is a need for maintaining continuous vigil of this strategically important archipelago (archipelago: a group of islands). Coast Guard had initiated several far-reaching measures to augment force levels and manpower …

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String of Pearls • Meaning • Policy Implications

Chinese String of pearls

General Meaning String of Pearls  is a strategic move that involves establishing a series of nodes of military and economic power throughout a region. Each node is a “pearl”, enhancing the overall power of the parent nation. This strategic relation moves in an excellent way to enfold a greater area of …

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Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port • String of Pearls

Hambantota Port, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s view Hambantota port is not part of a Chinese ‘string of pearls’ to surround India. Chinese investment in the Hambantota port is a purely economic one. The government had long insisted that the port development project was first offered to India and when there was no reaction, they …

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