Did india took Steps to promote Indo-Pacific vision ?
seven central pillars conceived around -- Maritime Security; Maritime Ecology; Maritime Resources; Capacity Building and Resource Sharing; Disaster Risk Reduction and Management; Science, Technology and Academic Cooperation; and Trade Connectivity and Maritime Transport.
Indo-Pacific Division: Ministry has recently set up an Indo-Pacific Division as well as an Oceania Division, and placed them under the same Additional Secretary level officer, which is a sign of India’s commitment to this critical geography.
SAGAR: India’s policy on maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is based on the approach of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region). Under this doctrine, India believes in an Indo-Pacific that is free, open, and inclusive, and one that is founded upon a cooperative and collaborative rules-based order.
Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD): IPRDs are being held for engaging the global strategic community in an annual review of India’s opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
Indo-Pacific Oceans’ Initiative (IPOI): Initiative was launched at the East Asia Summit held in Bangkok in 2019. IPOI draws on existing regional cooperation architecture and mechanisms to focus on seven central pillars conceived around ( see summary )
The context of ASEAN centrality as envisaged in IPOI perfectly synergizes with India’s Act East Policy, East Asia Summit, and Quad configuration.
Maritime exercises: India has taken part in many military exercises Like Malabar naval exercises in the region. In the Malabar exercise, India, Australia, Japan, and the US naval forces participated.
Participation at international platforms: India has been an active participant in mechanisms like the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), the East Asia Summit, and ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus. All these engagements portray India’s increasing involvement in the Indo-Pacific.