Indo-Pacific one of new concepts in changing world: EAM S Jaishankar

In his address to Maldivian Parliament in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored India's firm commitment to make the strategic Indo-Pacific an area for shared economic growth, saying it has been our lifeline, and also the highway for trade and prosperity.

 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Tuesday that the changing world had thrown up new concepts and approaches and the Indo-Pacific was one of them. Jaishankar arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day visit to Russia during which he will hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and finalise the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to the country. This is his first visit to Moscow since assuming office in May. His visit comes days ahead of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok from September 4 to 6 where Prime Minister Modi will be the chief guest.

 

The changing world has thrown up new concepts and approaches. Discussed one of them – the Indo-Pacific at the Valdai Discussion Club, Jaishankar said in a tweet. He spoke at the Valdai Discussion Club, a Moscow-based think tank and discussion forum established in 2004, on the topic “India’s perspective on the Indo-Pacific.

 

40 years to the day I first came to Moscow. The world has changed but India-Russia relations remain steady, Jaishankar tweeted. The External Affairs Minister also unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at India’s embassy in Russia.

 

EAM S Jaishankar unveiled Gandhi statue at the Embassy premises on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the embassy said in a tweet. In his address to Maldivian Parliament in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored India’s firm commitment to make the strategic Indo-Pacific an area for shared economic growth, saying it has been our lifeline, and also the highway for trade and prosperity.