The Indian landmass is centrally located between West and East Asia.
India’s protruding Deccan Penninsula helped India to establish close contacts with West Asia, Africa, Europe, South-East and East Asia.
India’s contacts with the world via land routes are much more than its maritime contacts.
India has contributed a lot to the world in forms of ideas, philosophies (Upanishads,Ramayana,Panchtantra) and in mathematics (Indian numerals and decimal system) algebra, trigonometry and calculus.
In exchange, India’s architecture was influenced by Greek sculpture and architectural styles from West Asia.
Sewz Canal joined Red sea and Mediterrian sea.