For decades we have wondered why we don’t have a Hong Kong or Dubai of our own. Why are we not able to develop a coastal economy on the lines of Singapore? Well, it was mostly a lack of planning. We actually have the Great Nicobar Island situated in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands that could serve as a military vantage point and also an economic hub. For decades, the government simply could not leverage this advantage. But now things are changing with the Modi government.
Modi government’s plans for the Great Nicobar Island
Before we get into why the Great Nicobar Island is going to be a huge maritime asset for India, let’s find out what the Modi government is actually planning for this island.