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The Modi Doctrine for the Indo-Pacific Maritime Region

India's PM has wasted no time pursuing a new maritime doctrine in the Indian Ocean and beyond. By Patrick M. Cronin and Darshana M. Baruah December 02, 2014   http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/the-modi-doctrine-for-the-indo-pacific-maritime-region/ The Modi Doctrine for the Indo-Pacific Maritime RegionOnly six months into his tenure, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is breathing new life into the concept of Indo-Pacific security. Indeed, it is not too early to describe the key elements of an emerging "Modi Doctrine" focused on the vigorous pursuit of political influence through greater maritime power. Acutely aware that India's development is best advanced across the sea lanes of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the prime minister is embarking on a course of intensified engagement with other regional maritime powers.         The Modi Doctrine for the Indo-Pacific Maritime Region India's PM has wasted no time pursuing a new maritime doctrine in the Indian Ocean and b