Indian Ocean History

1017 Words5 Pages
If you analyse the whole human history on this planet from a World Politics-economics point of view, you will be terribly surprised to find that it is only and only about the Indian Ocean, access to the rich Indian Ocean trade! All eyes are set onto that “Land of Waters” which keeps the economies of the world thriving, kicking and moving for over thousands of years.
The Europeans were fascinated by and large by the Indian Ocean trade in the earlier centuries, whereas the natives of the countries India and China have woke up yet again after a long slumber to this attractive reality. These waters actually breathe trade and commerce, transport majority of resources utilised by the world, the transit from where the oil flows, gas flows and resources
…show more content…
The question lingers upon geography; it is about the Tibetan Plateau, the roof top of the world. From that, runs down all the major rivers of these two countries. These rivers made massive agriculture possible and thereby consumption. The huge populations were thus sustained by fresh water resources. The fact that more than 50% of world’s population live in these two countries remained a fact for the whole human history despite wars, earthquakes, famines, floods etc.
Basically what human beings were doing on the planet was agriculture. So India and China had half the world’s population, half the world’s farmers, half the world’s agriculture and thereby half the global GDP. This is how both the countries were so rich. Those were the days when the rich Indian Ocean trade blossomed the Indian economy into what we refer to as a ‘Golden
…show more content…
The same problem props up; you need more resources, which have to be sourced from Middle East or Africa. Again after a whole circle we come back to the Indian Ocean. As notified above most of the resources are transported through this ocean, both India and China are vying for getting an access. India is just out in those waters, whereas China is desperate to secure an access. They both again are seen following the same strategy which Europeans used so many years back, they are trying to capture island nations, then the port countries. You cannot necessarily capture these days, so they are using trade and investments and billions of dollars of line of credit to lure them to have favourable policies. It is also alleged that India’s RAW & IB had a role in removal of Sri lanka’s Ex-president Rajapakse who was a known Pro-China leader. China took over Gwadar port of Pakistan and India is fielding for Chhabar port of Iran. The long and short of it is that both the countries are encircling each other in the Indian
Open Document