Since the geo-strategic concept of Indian Ocean took its present form in the 16th century, the centrality of South Asia remained a conspicuous feature. However, at present, the concept of the Indian Ocean is being overshadowed by the new construct of the Indo- Pacific region.

In this background, this paper examines the geo-political and geo-strategic underpinnings behind the construction of the Indo-Pacific Ocean/Region from the perspective of a small island state in South Asia.

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Repositioning South Asia in the Indo-Pacific Region: Changing Geo-politics and Geo-strategies – Prof. Gamini Keerawella