India's Geography Problem


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Completely nonsense.. India did not have navy?? Lol

8 hours ago

Myanmar is a different country and culture, not part of India. It was only ruled as part of the British Raj.

8 hours ago

We indian knows that, love from ódíshá(india)

6 hours ago

tum bahut jhut bol rahe ho ...
bahut jhuta h ye

9 hours ago

Only if India had a lesser population, it would have such great living standards

9 hours ago

to hell with your GDP ... NOW ON ... NATURAL RESOURCES IS GDP ... INDIA IS WAY AHEAD THAN CHINA

10 hours ago

lier you will go in hell

10 hours ago

bahot jhut bol raha h ye

10 hours ago

India's Geography problem will be solved once both Pakistan and Bangladesh are erased from the world map

18 hours ago

While the Indian Subcontinent makes perfect geographical sense and India occupies a continental proportion of the lands in it, India’s own geography is not perfect. While it has the highest mountain range in the world to its north, the Indian Ocean to its south, dense jungles on its eastern border, its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh don’t make any geographical sense at all. While both the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh cuts across two prominent states Punjab and Bengal without any geographical barriers, in the case of Pakistan, India also has to contend with a nuclear armed rival within its own geography … its own realm.



The creation of Pakistan divided the most prominent plains in Northern India into two. Thus there are no natural geographical barriers between India and Pakistan. The people on both sides of the border share the same culture, languages and origins but are divided by an artificial boundary created due to religious fanaticism. The presence of a hostile Pakistan blocks India in its own geographical backyard, has caused a bitter insurgency in India’s Northernmost state and seriously hampers India’s capacity of projecting power outside South Asia, which in turn has a direct bearing on India’s great power aspirations.



The region of Pakistan and Afghanistan make a very smooth geographical transition into Central Asia and West Asia, as such this region has the potential to work as a conduit of land based trade from the west, which may grow in hundreds of Billions if India, with its huge Economy, can initiate land based trade through the region of Pakistan. Throughout history, every major kingdom in north western India and every pan Indian Empire had both Indus and the Gangetic plains within its border. The Kushanas, the Mauryas, the Guptas, the Delhi sultanate and the Mughals and the British had both the Indus and Ganges river systems with their realm - Not so the Republic of India.



This facilitated trade with the central and west Asia as the western frontiers of South Asia were linked to the heartland of South Asia.



In the present time due to the presence of a hostile Pakistan, India’s access to strategically important central Asia or, in other words, the center of Mackinder’s strategically important Heartland is cut off. India tried to out-maneuver this geographical bottleneck by building an airfield in Tajikistan and by linking the port of Chabahar in Iran with Afghanistan through road.



However, these measures can only partly mitigate the disadvantages that India faces when it comes to projecting its influence and power throughout Central and West Asia.



As India cannot afford to be locked-up within South Asia forever, especially with China making deep inroads into the heartlands of Mackinder as well as in the Strategic Indian Ocean region, a better understanding of geo-strategic implications and impediments has to be ingrained into the foreign policy to remove or outmaneuver the artificial roadblock to its western border.



Geography was wronged in 1947 when Indian Subcontinent was partitioned without any geographical sense. Geographical logic would be established only when all the regions of South Asia are well connected and integrated with each other in a seamless manner. It is India which should lead this endeavor and remove the geographical roadblocks that it faces to the west which could bring about an era of regional integration in South Asia. Geography, ethnic characteristics and history by themselves do not determine the events of the future but they have profound influence on the human endeavors and thereby they shape future geopolitical events.



Understanding geographical implications and their significance for the India’s Pakistan policy in the 21st century will go a long way in chalking out successful strategies to not only strengthen India’s geopolitical position in South Asia but also contribute to the economic and political stability of the region.

18 hours ago

Before British India there was akhand bharat.. Ever heard that term???

1 day ago

@8:31 </heaf>

bhenchod what?

2 days ago

Where are My Pakistani Boys And Girls at Come on Guys 🇵🇰 ❤✌

2 days ago

Some facts for your information only

2 days ago

Sorry, dude! but a lot of facts which you mentioned are wrong.

2 days ago

But don't forget above all India alone is having 27% of poverty of the world

2 days ago

Mak1
DumbAss The Poverty in India have decreased a lot from the past

1 day ago

Dude full of wrong information 😓😓

3 days ago

Wow! You have some very very informative well done videos. Your videos, topics are goo enough for the History Channel and the Smithsonian channel. Good job and thanks.

3 days ago

हमने चीन को बुद्ध दिया... चीन ने हमे युद्ध दिया

3 days ago

The word no problem, your fucuking American make problem all over the word and enjoy it.

4 days ago

橙色黎明 sorry, what?

2 days ago

BS Video. Skip it.

4 days ago

A fine example of how the British (somehow intentionally) left messes everywhere as then cleaned up what's left of their colonial empire.

4 days ago

India is the mother of terrorism . From kabul afghanistan

4 days ago

Misconceptions miss inception

4 days ago

I feel like the british created a lot of harm to the world.

4 days ago

It’s true. sighs in Indigenous

16 hours ago

Interesting your feelings are not consonant with fact. But then, facts don't care about your feelings.
The world economy was better integrated in 1913 than in 2013 and the British were largely responsible for that.
One of the legacies of empire, is the pervasiveness of the English language around the world.

1 day ago

india is gross

4 days ago

Not exactly factually correct...but still a good job

4 days ago

India before the Mughal and British didn't exist, it was a list of smaller countries

Thanks to Mughal who united all these states currently known as India

Mughal India was richest in the world

British India was left the poorest in the world

4 days ago

Before mughal. India was also known as GOLDEN BIRD .

3 days ago

Indian transportation is great even in 2017... What r u walking about??

5 days ago

British tried to unite india,hahahahaha.
India has a weak transportation system..are u stupid?? We have more railroads than any country in the world.this video was made just by some local research on internet.you said unfortunately,british rule ended,wtf??????

5 days ago

MADARCHOD ANGREJ SAALE

6 days ago