By Pranaav Gupta*
The Indian Ocean Region is one of the key foreign policy priorities of the present Indian Government.
India has the capacity to undertake the role of a net security provider in the Indian Ocean Region.
The growing presence of China in the Indian Ocean Region is viewed with suspicion in India, which has sought to build a collective security framework with other Indian Ocean littoral states.
India, Australia and the United States can play an important role by co-operating more closely in maintaining a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean Region.