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Maritime Infrastructure in India: Challenges and Prospects

Adluri Subramanyam Raju (Author)

Major policy measures to transform the maritime profile of peninsular India are underway. A new maritime India indeed is evident going by the constructive activities around the coasts. Development of Indian infrastructure is essential for country’s economic development and growth. As India adopted growth-led economic policy, serious plans are afoot to develop a strong and long-term transport infrastructure and logistics. With advancement in exploration technology, deep-sea mining, huge potential for exploration of hydrocarbons, petroleum, natural gas, rare earth metals, the demand for ports and shipping services is one of the important maritime strategies.

Important policy moves are initiated by India in recent years to integrate shipping activities with inland transport networks. Sagarmala, Golden Quadrangle, East Coast Corridor are some of the latest policy decisions to build intermodal transportation for facilitating connectivity to the ports. Policy initiatives like the major India Port decision in 2016 would augment the Indian ship construction and modernization effort. There are other major issue areas of maritime infrastructure that merit urgent policy attention in India. Thirteen papers in this volume examine how India would address the various issues of India’s maritime infrastructure.

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About the author

Adluri Subramanyam Raju

Adluri Subramanyam Raju is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Centre for SAARC Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.  Earlier, he was Honorary Academic Fellow at the Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad.  He is Associate Editor for an International Journal Indian Ocean Survey.  Mr. Raju received his Ph.D. from the Department of Poltiical Science, University of Hyderabad.  He was Saizburg Seminar Fellow (2006) and the recipient of the Kodikara Award (1998) and Mahbub Ul Haq Award (2003) cnferred by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo and Scholar of Peace (2002) by Women in Security Conflict Management & Peace (WISCOMP), New Delhi.  His area of research interest is on conflict resolution and cnfidence building measures with reference to South Asia.  His publications include, Democracies at Loggerheads: Security Aspects of US-India Ralations, New Delhi and Colorado: South Asian Publishsers and International Academic Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 2001; Third-Generation Indian Perceptions of the Kashmir Issue, Colombo: RCSS, 2001; Indian Women Scientists’ Perceptions of the Nuclear Issue, New Delhi; WISCOMP, 2005; co-authored, Maritime Cooperation between india and Sri Lanka, New Delhi; Manohar Publishers, 2006; (ed.), Nuclear India: Problems and Perspectives, New Delhi and Colorado: South Asian Publishers and Interantional Academic Publshers Pvt. Ltd. 2000; Terrorism in South Asia: Views from India, New Deli and Singapore; India Research Press and Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2004; and Reconstructing South Asia; An Agenda, New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2007.

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Title Maritime Infrastructure in India: Challenges and Prospects
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.04.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Studera Press
Language: English
isbn 9789385883675
length 200p.