Indo- Indonesia common stand
1. India and Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, on Monday decided to expand their defence and maritime security ties and resolved to deal with terrorism.
2. During the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the two countries, among the very few fast-growing large economies, also decided to boost trade and investment in the areas of oil and gas, renewable energy, information technology and pharmaceuticals.
3. The issue of South China Sea figured prominently. In a veiled message to Beijing, both sides said the dispute must be resolved through peaceful means.
The issues were discussed at meet in New Delhi between Indian PM and Indonesian President.
Importance of Indonesia to India
Indonesia is a most populous muslim nation of the world. It shares value of secularism with India. Thus, it stands in opposition to nations which have adopted Islam as state religion such as Pakistan.