Explained: Why India Is Planning To Develop A Transshipment Port In Andaman And Nicobar Islands

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Posted August 13, 2020

On Monday (10 August), as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2,312-km-long submarine optic fibre cable network linking Chennai and Port Blair to provide faster, cheaper and more reliable Internet and communication services to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, he announced that the government was looking at a proposal to develop a transshipment port in the island territory.

A major part of his speech focused on maritime trade and port-led development, and was peppered with keywords — connectivity, global supply and value chain, ease of doing business, and most importantly, maritime logistics.

Source: swarajyamag