Pakistan’s maritime security

Assessing the region.

Pakistan’s maritime security

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

The Indian Ocean Region is having immense political and economic opportunities for Pakistan. The safety of sea-lanes is crucial for its economic prosperity and sovereign defense. Indeed, the cashing of political and economic opportunities requires stability in the region, intelligent engagement with the littoral states of the Indian Ocean and comprehensive maritime security policy.

Pakistan is among the leading littoral state of the Indian Ocean. It shares a 990km long coastline located at the heart of the Arabian. Notably, the Indian Ocean region is the world’s third largest Ocean after the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. The geo-strategic and geo-economic significance of the Indian Ocean makes it very attractive for the seafaring nations’ economic survival and development.

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Source: pakobserver.net

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