Act East Policy: India builds port in Indonesia

India has long been gearing up to challenge China’s String of Pearls.

In yet another move to keep up the development pace in a bid to counter China’s BRI initiative, India is developing its maiden deep-sea port in Indonesia’s Sabang close to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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The Sabang port is being co-developed with neighbour and strategic partner Indonesia. Vijit, an Indian Coast Guard Ship is currently on a visit to Sabang, Indonesia, from March.

Sabang, a deep sea port shall enhance India’s access to Southeast Asia as a counter-balancing force.

The port is a key element in India’s Indo-Pacific strategy as reported by ET.