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  • Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2022
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India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations. It has progressed, demonstrating notable achievements in agriculture, manufacturing, technology, and general economic development. India has also had a crucial role in shaping world history.

India and the World

India is a continent that has a central location between East and West Asia. The countries of Europe in the west and the countries of East Asia provide a planned central location to India. India has 247 islands groups, 204 of which are in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. there are two groups of islands: The Lakshadweep islands and The Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 

The Lakshadweep Islands group in the Arabian seas lies near Kerala. The administrative headquarters of Lakshadweep is located on the Kavaratti Islands in the Bay of Bengal and are a ridge of submarine mountains. The entire group of islands is divided into two broad categories named the Andaman in the north and the Nicobar in the south. The southward extension of the Asian As per Russia north will be held, Russian said we will hold the north, China, Japan said we will hold east, In the west, there are western countries after that India said we will hold South. So the south part is strategically located if we see in the map in this context India’s position is very significant as per the Asian perspective same as if we see according to the world then also India is strategically located. 

If we look into the Strategic central location of India. No other country in the Indian ocean has a coastline as long as India have and It’s linked with trans-Indian ocean routes. India is the only country having an ocean with its own name. The Deccan peninsula is protruding into the Indian oceans (West-Arabian sea and East-Bay of Bengal) when the peninsula protrudes it brings a large coastline in this region after that sea roots help us to connect a close relationship with Asia, Africa, Europe, East Asia.

India’s relation the world through Lands

If we look after the relation with the world, through the land routes much older than her maritime contacts. The worldwide relationship is with land roots before sea roots as we know sea roots discovered within 100-500 years. So as per land roots compared to sea roots many people trades and connected with land roots. the various passes across the mountains in the north have provided passages to the earliest travellers, while the oceans restricted such interaction for a long period. land routes and sea routes have contributed to the exchange of ideas and commodities.

  • These routes have been bestowed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times.
  • The ideas of the Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchatantra, The Indian numerals and the decimal system thus could migrate with many parts of the world.
  • The spices, muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries.
  • On the other hand, The influence of Greek sculpture and the agricultural style of domes and minarets from West Asia can be seen in different parts of the country.
  • The various progress over the mountains in the north has presuming passages to the ancient travellers while the oceans restricted such interaction for a long time.

Sample Questions

Question 1: “India has an important position on the globe”. Justify by giving three arguments.

Answer:

  • India has a central location between east and west Asia.
  • India’s eminent position in the Indian ocean justifies the naming of an ocean after it.
  • Deccan peninsula protrudes into the Indian ocean and helps India to have with West Asia, Africa and Europe from West coast and with South East and East Asia from Eastern Coast.

Question 2: The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance, Why? 

Answer:

Due to the following reasons, the central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance:

  1. The Indian landmass has a central location between East and West Asia.
  2. India is a southward supplement of the Asian continent.
  3. The trans-Indian ocean routes which connect the countries of Europe to the west and the countries of East Asia provide a strategic central locational to India.
  4. The Deccan Peninsula protrudes into the Indian Ocean, Thus helping Indian ocean, thus helping India to establish close contact with West Asia.
  5. Africa and Europe from the Western Coast and with Southeast and East Asia from the eastern coast.
  6. No other country has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean as India has and indeed it is India’s eminent position in the Indian ocean that justifies the name of an ocean after it.

Question 3: What role Indian land route play in the relationship of India with other countries?

Answer:

The Indian land routes are much older than her maritime contacts.

  • The various progress over the mountains in the north has presuming passages to the ancient travellers while the oceans restricted such interaction for a long time.
  • These routes have been bestowed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times. The ideas of the Upanishads and the Ramayana, the stories of Panchatantra, the Indian numerals, and the decimal system thus could reach many parts of the world.
  • The spices, muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries. On the other hand, the influences of greek sculpture and the architectural styles of dome and turret from West Asia can be seen in different parts of India.

Question 4: Name the countries that share boundaries with India with their location?

Answer:

The countries that share their land boundaries with India are Pakistan and Afghanistan in the northwest, China [tibet], Nepal and Bhutan in the north and Myanmar and Bangladesh in the east.

Question 5: Describe the Islands of India?

Answer:

India has 247 islands groups, 204 of which are in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. there are two groups of islands: The Lakshadweep islands and The Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Lakshadweep Islands group in the Arabian seas lies near Kerala. The directing headquarters of Lakshadweep is located on the Kavaratti Islands in the Bay of Bengal and are a ridge of submarine mountains. The whole group of islands is divided into two broad categories named the Andaman in the north and the Nicobar in the south.

Question 6: Why India ocean is named after India?

Answer:

The Indian Ocean is named after India because of its strategic location at the head of the ocean from ancient times and its long coastline which is longer than any other country on the Indian Ocean rim.

Question 7: Why is India called a Peninsula? Name the largest Peninsula in the world?

Answer: 

A Peninsula is any landmass that is surrounded by water on three sides and land on one side. India is called as Peninsula because it is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on the east. The largest Peninsula in India is Arabian Peninsula which is spread over 1,250,006 square miles.

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