Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for giving out of the box acronym and in the latest addition to the list, he has coined a new term for the newly formed Japan-India-United States of America's strategic alliance for the with the objective of promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
The PM gave birth to the new term JAI (Japan-America-India), which means victory in Hindi. Meeting his American and Japanese counterparts on the sidelines of G-20 summit in Argentina, the PM said the term sends a positive note for the new partnership with the objective of maintaining peace, stability, and prosperity across the world.
PM Modi was addressing the media before the first-ever trilateral meeting. "I think this is a very good occasion for our three countries, which have shared democratic values. Japan, America, India together will be playing a big role together for world peace, prosperity, and stability. I am also happy that both the countries are our strategic partners, both of them are very good friends, and it is a matter of good fortune that we will work together," he said.
After the meeting, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that the three are nations on the same page on the multiple issues which includes free, open, inclusive and rules-based order which is very imperative for maintaining peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
Describing the meeting as "very good", the foreign secretary added that both US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have hailed Prime Minister Modi for carrying out reforms and the economic development in India.
It is to be noted that the PM is on a three-day official trip to Argentina to take part in the ongoing G20 summit, an international forum which brings together the 20 leading and emerging economies of the world to discuss key global economic issues.
Apart from the G20 schedule, the PM also attended the Russia-India-China (RIC) Informal summit, furthermore, he also addressed BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Leaders' Informal Meeting.