There should be a lifting tide for the entire region for India’s development, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday, pitching for greater investment by the country in the neighborhood, especially to improve connectivity.
Speaking in an interactive session at the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, S. Jaishankar also highlighted India’s focus on efforts to boost economic growth as well as improve the overall prosperity of the region.
“India’s growth is a lifting tide for the entire region,” he said, adding that the country needed to invest in neighborhoods and build more connectivity projects. At the same time, he said, “We’re really doing this”.
S. Jaishankar said that India has been the supplier of electricity to most of its neighbors in the last five years, besides providing fuel to many countries.
He said that India is involved in developing waterways, ports, railway networks and other projects in the region.
“There is a lot of regional investment that India is making today and our understanding is that you are going to get a better integrated sector, a much more connected sector. But there is a need to go even further,” he said.