India occupies a central and strategic location in the Indian Ocean area. Its national and economic interests are inseparably linked up with Indian Ocean. Hence to keep the Indian Ocean as a zone of Peace free from superpower rivalry and increasing cooperation among littoral countries.
Yes the Indian ocean is really important for india because the trading process can go here and even the fisher men depend on the ocean for the fishing a lot. The beaches near to the Indian ocean helps in the tourism in India. The places which stay near to the Indian ocean i.e coastal places have a moderate temperature. Therefore the indian ocean helps india a lot.