He also said the winds of change are most apparent in the Indo-Pacific region and it is there that the diplomatic creativity which Vajpayee inspires should be most strongly applied.
Russia often refers to the Indo-Pacific region as Asia-Pacific.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a one-week regional tour, telling students in Jakarta the US would 'defend the rules-based order' and that Indo-Pacific countries should be able to 'choose their own path'.
US will forge alliances with its partners in Asia to push back China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Calling Balakrishnan as an 'old friend' Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S Jaishankar says that he held a 'comfortable conversation' on developments in strategic Indo-Pacific.
Biden's meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia at the White House gives the US president a chance to put the spotlight on a central aim of his foreign policy: turning greater attention to the Pacific in the face of what the US sees as China's coercive economic practices and unsettling military maneuvering in the region.
Ahead of the Quad Leaders' Summit, the US President Joe Biden held meetings with his Australian and British counterparts. Climate change and Covid-19, also the key issues.
On Thursday, Austin told members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing on 2022 Budget Request for the Defense Department that China was his “priority focus”.
A senior Pentagon official on Friday said that Beijing has adopted a more coercive and aggressive approach to the Indo-Pacific region and accused China of escalating tensions with neighbouring countries.
PM Boris Johnson had planned an Indian trip in January as part of efforts to speed up trade talks between the two nations but was forced to cancel amid a surge of Covid-19 infections at home.
The virtual ASEAN summit, which kicked off on Thursday, is taking place amid China's aggressive behaviour in the disputed South China Sea.
The meeting of foreign ministers of the 'Quad' or Quadrilateral coalition comprising India, the US, Japan and Australia is taking place in the backdrop of growing concerns over China's military muscle flexing in the Indo-Pacific.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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