first_imgParrikar called on all countries in the region toParrikar called on all countries in the region to recognise that “our share prosperity and the enviable rate of growth that the region enjoyed in the past decade, will be put at risk by aggressive behaviour or action by anyone of us.”India, he said, has traditional links with countries of the South China Sea, and call on them to peacefully resolve it.He said understanding each others perspectives and increasing trust between stakeholders will reduce tensions.He said it is in Chinas economics interest to reduce tensions in the South China Sea.”It is ultimately economics,” Parrikar said. “If you have an unstable region like what we have in the Middle East, I dont think economics and prosperity will really (be) enhanced.”The minister also highlighted Indias role in cooperation with the region, having been the first to help out Sri Lanka hit by recent floods and evacuation of people stranded in the war-torn Yemen.”We are not only committed to safeguard India?s land and maritime territory but we also make our facilities available to other regional countries. Humanitarian assistance and disaster or HADR (High Availability Disaster Recovery) is our major focus,” he said. PTI GS NSAlast_img

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