India envisages free, open, inclusive and peaceful Indo-Pacific built on rules-based order: EAM Jaishankar

Updated: Aug 18 2022 3:36PM

India envisages free, open, inclusive and peaceful Indo-Pacific built on rules-based order: EAM Jaishankar

Bangkok, Aug 18 (PTI) India envisages a free, open, inclusive and peaceful Indo-Pacific built on a rules-based order, sustainable and transparent infrastructure investment, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Thursday as he emphasised on mutual respect for sovereignty, amid China flexing its muscles in the strategic region.

Delivering a lecture on 'India's Vision of the Indo-Pacific' at the prestigious Chulalongkorn University here, Jaishankar also said that Quad - comprising the US, India, Japan and Australia - is the most prominent plurilateral platform that addresses contemporary challenges and opportunities in the Indo-Pacific.

"We envisage a free, open, inclusive, peaceful, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region built on a rules-based international order, sustainable and transparent infrastructure investment, freedom of navigation and over-flight, unimpeded lawful commerce, mutual respect for sovereignty, peaceful resolution of disputes, as well as equality of all nations," the minister said.