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

Updated: Aug 18 2022 6:46PM

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 on Thursday as he emphasised on mutual respect for sovereignty, amid China flexing its muscles in the strategically vital 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 overflight, unimpeded lawful commerce, mutual respect for sovereignty, peaceful resolution of disputes, as well as equality of all nations," the minister said.