The Islands
The Indian islands comprise of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, and the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. Till recently isolated and comparatively unknown, these islands have now begun to figure on the national horizon. It is now accepted that the islands are a storehouse of natural wealth, hidden in the sea.

The Bay of Bengal islands are a group of 321 north-south running islands - 302 in the Andaman group and 19 in the Nicobar group. The Andaman group covers an area of 6,346 sq km, and the Nicobar group covers 1,953 sq km. On the other hand, the Lakshadweep is a group of 27 coral reef islands in the Arabian Sea.

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Techniques prevalent in this region
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