India and Indonesia plan to develop strategic Indian Ocean port


Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday (30) to step up defence and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta. Indonesian president Joko Widodo met Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss, among other issues, developing infrastructure and an economic zone at Sabang, on the tip of Sumatra island and at the mouth of the Malacca Strait, one of the busiest shipping channels for global trade. “India is a strategic defence partner…and we will continue to advance our cooperation in developing infrastructure,…

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