Indo-Pacific: Will China be able to break through?


What are the big ideas in 2017? In 2017, there are two big ideas: First, Development of technology and artificial intelligence (AI). Second, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has insulted Donald Trump. The Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean are hot strategic areas of the United States. In 2007, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Indian Parliament that “he did not use the term Indo-Pacific, but instead referred to Prince Mughal Darasiko’s book describing the dynamics of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific as the confluence of the two oceans.”

In October 2010, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Indian Ocean and the Pacific are the world’s major international trade routes. In his book C Raja Mohan 2012 (Samudra Manthan) claims that the seas of the western Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean are seen as the only geopolitical theater, Indo-Pacific. In a January 2017, speech by Prime Minister Narin Trak Modi, India said “it believed that respect for freedom of navigation and adherence to international standards was essential for peace and economic growth in the Indo-Pacific region.” In 2017, the United States described the Indo-Pacific as a priority area in its national security strategy.

The general question which part of the earth is covered by the Indo-Pacific region? The US National Social Security Fund determines that it extends from the west coast of the United States to the west coast of India. India has not officially defined it, but it is clear that it stretches from the east coast of Africa across the Indian Ocean to the west and the South Pacific.

But the true geographical extent of the Indo-Pacific is almost at that point. It is important to understand the terms, three things: First, emphasize that the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean are one strategic stream. Second, it shows that political strategy competition is the largest and most prominent area in the sea. Third, although “Indo” Indo-Pacific refers to the Indian Ocean and not India, one cannot think of the Indo-Pacific without regard to India’s role. Thus, the use of the Indo-Pacific clearly recognizes India’s important role in regional security and trade potential.

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