Covers 20% of the Earth's surface.
Several continents by its sides/ Unique Location.
The highest point is at the Sea Level Itself.
This ocean is the warmest ocean in the world and offers little scope to plankton and other species.
It has unique Chemical and Physical Properties, has highest concentration of dissolved and floating hydrocarbons.
It has several Tectonic Plate boundaries.
It has lowest Oxygen content.
This ocean receives about 6000 km of river runoff from various parts including rivers like Ganges and Brahmaputra.
It has world’s most important ports like Chennai port, Durban Port and Colombo port, etc.
It has Oil Deposit that Accounts to 40% of World Production.