Politics Jaishankar, Pompeo talk over phone; discuss cooperation to contain COVID-19, Indo-Pacific Updated : August 07, 2020 07:25 AM IST The US has been pushing for a broader role by India in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region. I India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China's rising military maneuvering in the region. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.