Promotes an open, inclusive & prosperous Indo-Pacific region where all states’ rights are respected.
Of the view that the Indo-Pacific region is “undergoing a strategic transition as profound as the economic transformation that preceded it”.
Provides various assistance to Indo-Pacific countries that contribute to capacity building & economic development of the region.
Encourages connectivity & capacity building efforts in the region.
Extensive sea lines of communication in the Indian an Pacific Oceans supports Australian trade.
Wants a stable & peaceful Indo-Pacific region for its security and prosperity.
Advocates & defends international order & rule-based engagement.
Wants China to “play a leading role that strengthen a regional order”.
Free, open & inclusive region. Equal access to common spaces of sea & in the air.
Cohesive order in the Indo-Pacific region amidst protectionism
Supports ASEAN Centrality in Indo-Pacific.
ASEAN as the fulcrum of India’s Act East Policy
Connectivity is vital to enhance trade & unites a region.
Promote connectivity by focusing on maritime economic corridors, i.e. Mekong-India Economic Corridor.
Focusing on Blue Economy - sustainable use of marine resources
Explores the possibility of establishing relations between ASEAN & the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
Level playing fields, not favoring protectionism.
Maritime Cooperation as a key in Indo-Pacific region.
Cooperation in the maritime domain to be anchored by the concept of Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).
To address challenges such as piracy, terrorism, drugs and arms smuggling
Dialogue as a common rules-based order