Australia and the Indian Ocean region

Australia and the Indian Ocean region

November 1976

© Commonwealth of Australia 1976

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PREFACE - (PDF format)
The Committee's Terms of Reference
Scope of the Inquiry

CHAPTER 1 - SIGNIFICANCE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN - (PDF format)
Historical Influences on the Region
The Geographic and Political Status of the Indian Ocean Region
Assessments of Individual Littoral and Related States
South Africa
Mozambique
Tanzania
Kenya
Somalia
Ethiopia
French Territory of Afars and Issas
Yemen (PDRY)
Arab Republic of Yemen
Saudi Arabia
Oman
Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Bahrain
Sudan
Egypt
Kuwait
Iraq
Iran
Madagascar
Mauritius
The Seychelles
The Republic of the Maldives
Comoro Islands
India
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Malaysia
Singapore
Burma
Thailand
Indonesia

CHAPTER 2 - STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN - (PDF format)
Global Strategic Position
Superpower Competition in the Indian Ocean
Soviet Political Involvement
United States Interests

CHAPTER 3 - BACKGROUND TO SUPERPOWER NAVAL INVOLVEMENT - (PDF format)
Soviet Union
United States
Comparisons

CHAPTER 4 - NAVAL PRESENCES - (PDF format)
Superpowers
Other Nations

CHAPTER 5 - MULTINATIONAL UNDERTAKINGS AND PROPOSALS INVOLVING THE REGION - (PDF format)
Zone of Peace
Law of the Sea
Antarctica
ASEAN and ZOPFAN

CHAPTER 6 - INVOLVEMENT OF NON-REGIONAL POWERS - (PDF format)
Japan
China
France
The United Kingdom

CHAPTER 7 - AID AND ASSISTANCE TO THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION - (PDF format)
Australia
United States
Japan
Soviet Union
China
East European
Canada
West Germany
United Kingdom
France
Scandinavia
Netherlands
Italy
OPEC Countries
Regional Development Organisations

CHAPTER 8 - AUSTRALIA'S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE INDIAN OCEAN AND THE REGION - (PDF format)
A Significant Trade and Communications Link
Air Transport
Shipping
Australian Participation in Regional Transport
Bodies
Australian Aid and Assistance in the Transport
Field
Immigration to Australia from the Indian Ocean
Region
Control and Surveillance against Smuggling
Scientific and Oceanographic Research in the
Indian Ocean
Political Implications for Australia
The Soviet Presence in the Indian Ocean -
Australia's Reaction
Australia's Defence Role

CHAPTER 9 - SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS - (PDF format)

CHAPTER 10 - RECOMMENDATIONS - (PDF format)

Acknowledgements and Appendices - (PDF format)

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