Despite the U.S.A desiring that India play the role of a leader in Indian Ocean region, the latter was reluctant and did not want to exercise its hegemony in the region, P.K. Ghosh, of Observer Research Foundation said on Monday.
The conference is being conducted by U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in association with the foundation. Seconding Mr. Ghosh’s views was David Michel, director of Environmental Security at Stimson Centre, a U.S.-based think tank, which is part of the conference.
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