The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance. Why? 

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India is A southward extension of the Asian subcontinent.

  1. Trans-Indian Ocean routes connect the countries  of Europe in the West and the countries of East  Asia which provides a strategic location to our  country. 
  2. The passes across the mountains in the  North have provided passages to the ancient  travellers. These routes have contributed to the exchange of ideas and commodities since  ancient times. 
  3. The ideas of Upanishads, Ramayana, the  stories of Panchatantra, the Indian numerals  and the decimal system could thus reach  many parts of the world. Spices, muslin and  other merchandise were taken from India to  different countries.  On the other hand, influence of Greek  sculpture, their architectural styles of domes and minarets, can be seen in India. 
  4. It has a long land frontier that is about 15,200 km .  It also possesses a coastline which is about is 7,516.6  km including the Andaman and Nicobar and  Lakshadweep. 
  5. Its natural frontiers like the Himalayas in North and  the Deccan Peninsula provides it a unique identity  on globe.
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