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Aditya Chaudhary

New Delhi: Why is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands so special for the Indian Army. Its importance is going to increase even more in the coming times. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government created the Andaman and Nicobar Tri-Services Command in Port Blair in 2001, although it has not lived up to that vision so far. Just yesterday, on Monday, 23rd January, the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that these 21 islands will now be known as Paramveer Chakra winners. On this occasion, it was announced to name the 21 largest islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the Param Vir Chakra winners. Defense experts believe that the Prime Minister’s decision is going to boost the morale of the Indian Army. This is going to take it to a different level as well as strategically it will help the Indian Army to strengthen its hold in the Indian Ocean region.

Now preparing to move forward on the right track
CDS General Anil Chauhan also visited Andaman and Nicobar Islands and paid tributes to Netaji on his 126th birth anniversary. He also visited Campbell Bay, Air Force Station Karnik and Indira Point. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that today is a very important day for all the three wings of the Indian Army because before this no other country in the world has named islands after soldiers who fought for the nation to honor their valour. has not taken any step. Amit Shah said that the Modi government is committed to develop the island chain. This entire area needs to be made a strategic military asset. The tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Command, created by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2001, must live up to the vision for which it was first created.

very important for china

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are situated at the mouth of the Malacca Strait and the Ten Degree Channel. A trillion US dollars of trade takes place through the Malacca Strait. The southernmost tip of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is just 237 kilometers from Banda Aceh in Indonesia. There are two routes to enter the South China Sea and this is very important for India. This island group is strategically very important. This is also very important in view of China. India has worked to enhance relations with countries bordering maritime and land borders with China. To strengthen the security system on these islands, India is also moving forward by taking cooperation from other countries. For example, the Japan-US Fishhook or Sound Surveillance System, which is a series of sensors designed to track submarines. India is continuously working on the Necklace of Diamonds strategy to surround China diplomatically. India can give more edge to its strategy through this island group.

Keep an eye on every move of China, this work will have to be done
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located close to South East Asia ie ASEAN countries, which are central to India’s Indo-Pacific vision. If India plans to face China’s challenge in the Indo-Pacific region, it must build jetties. Apart from being a military asset, the island group is also very important in terms of tourism. The government is also taking care of this, although for this the islands should have their own power units and should not depend on diesel generators. The development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands must match the steps of rising India as it will send a different message not only to the Indian subcontinent but to the world.