- Apr 23, 2018
Don't SEA countries have ports like Singapore to rely on for transshipment? I stated Andaman as a better site because if transhipment is meant for India, lack of proximity of Andaman to trade routes will not be that big a problem. But yeah, if this port is indeed destined to serve SEA and not just India, then Great Nicobar makes some sense. The military argument still stands though.It will be bone to increase trade with the SEA countries . To capture the 75 crores plus market series of Ports are needed on the eastern coast of india A & N islands need lot of infracture to developed and sustain large scale operation . Ports at A & N will cut the dominance of Sri Lanka as a place for shipments . Nicobar island lies exactly on the routes passing through the Malacca straits and Sri Lanka . Ports in andaman will be only useful if Kra Canal is build .