Write Short Notes on Island Groups of India

By Balaji

Updated on: February 17th, 2023

The Island Groups of India are the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the southeast and southwest of the mainland and the Lakshadweep Islands in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, respectively. India has a total of 1,382 islands (including uninhabited islands). India’s two island neighboring countries are Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Lakshadweep Islands, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands are two groups of islands in India.

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  • 1. Notes on Island Groups of India (more)

Notes on Island Groups of India

The strategic importance of the Islands in India is given below:

  • Andaman and Nicobar islands are larger in size, as well as more numerous and dispersed.
  • The Andaman Islands are to the north, and the Nicobar Islands are to the south. These islands are thought to be elevated portions of submarine mountains.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) in the Bay of Bengal account for 30 percent of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
  • The location of Nicobar island gives India an advantage over the Straits of Malacca for trade and the movement of oil.
  • Andaman and Nicobar island is labeled an unsinkable aircraft carrier.
  • The islands in India have the potential to boost the economy through tourism, fisheries, forests, etc.
  • The islands provide future benefits from undersea mining and potential oil and gas.
  • Barren Island in the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands is home to India’s only active volcano.
  • The flora and fauna of the Lakshadweep islands group are extremely diverse. Pitti Island, which is uninhabited, is home to a bird sanctuary.

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