Indian Ocean Perspectives: From Sea Power to Ocean Prosperity

Sanjaya Baru is Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and Consulting Senior Fellow, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London. He has been Media Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Chief Editor, The Financial Express (India), and Member, India's National Security Advisory Board. His publications include The Strategic Consequences of India's Economic Performance, Academic Foundation/Routledge, 2006.
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  • September 2019
    Strategic Essay

    Long before the Atlantic and the Pacific became theatres for commerce and conflict, the Indian Ocean was home to considerable commercial and cultural intercourse. Most recent literature has, however, focused on maritime security and sea power while greater attention ought to be paid to economic development around the Indian Ocean. India’s plans for the development of the ‘Blue Economy’ augurs well for the region.