Strait of Malacca

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The Strait of Malacca is a narrow chokepoint, running between Indonesia’s Batam and Sumatra Islands, that connects the Indian Ocean with the South China Sea.

Quad alliance

See also: Quad alliance

For India, the Strait of Malacca is a geo-strategic leverage to use for blocking Chinese military and merchant vessels, in case of a Sino-India conflict.[1]

The maritime training centre at Batam, in the Riau Islands, a joint project between Indonesia and the United States, bolsters India’s position, as it completes preparation for a blockade in the region.[2]

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