India and Indonesia elevated their bilateral ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The two countries condemned terrorism in all its forms, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held “productive discussions” with President Joko Widodo.

The two countries also signed 15 agreements, including one to boost defence cooperation, and called for freedom of navigation in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
Mr. Modi, who reached Jakarta on his first-ever official visit to Indonesia, was accorded a red carpet welcome at the Merdeka Palace, one of the presidential palaces in Indonesia. The two leaders discussed areas of strategic cooperation and ways to ensure better economic ties and closer cultural relations, besides regional and global issues of mutual interest.
In a joint press statement after the meeting, Mr. Modi said India’s Act East Policy and the vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for all in the Region) matched Mr. Widodo’s Maritime Fulcrum Vision.