Indo Pacific – Differences with Russia - Indian Foreign Minister Explains

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankerparticipated in Valdai Discussion Club interaction on the theme of India's perspective of the Indo-Pacific in Moscow on 27-28 August

Questioned on the concept of Indo-Pacific instead of Asia-Pacific as an,“increase of America strategic interest and extrapolating this interest on both oceans,” with a view to contain China, the former diplomat said that containment theory belonged to another era and was thus not relevant in this case.

As I said I think there are multiple accounts or multiple approaches in play. So perhaps if people here were to look at the full spectrum of views, not just at one country, maybe they're used to dealing with that country more so therefore they give it so much more weightage, sometimes maybe more than reality requires. So if you had a more democratic view of what is happening in Asia, I think you would probably take into account the views and interests of other parties as well..........................

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