South Asia and Beyond

India’s Eastern Sentinel: Why Andaman Nicobar Command Is Crucial

NEW DELHI: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to India’s only tri-services command. Tasked with securing the huge stretch of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around the islands, the Andaman and Nicobar Command is now also keeping a hawk eye on Chinese activities in the Bay of Bengal. In this episode of ‘The Gist’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, who was in the Andamans last week, speaks to Air Marshal PK Roy (Retd), former Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command, about the strategic importance of the group of islands.


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