By Krishna Kataria, Adjunct Research Associate, Maritime History Society
“Geography provides strategy with underlying continuity, a point that is generally
true, but is especially important for the sea.”
– British Military Historian Hew Strachan
Oceans have been the canvas of connectivity across time. The evolving nature of human movement across the two ocean regions of Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean have witnessed transfusion of culture, commerce and contestations. Across the expanse of this geopolitical space India’s maritime theatre has been a geographical hub and a conceptual axis to connect continents and power dynamics through history.