India isn't disruptive, it's a decider rather than abstainer: Minister

India's way is not to be disruptive and it is more of a decider than an abstainer, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said.

In remarks that come at a time that several countries have called for a greater Indian role in the Indo-Pacific, the minister also said it is not the India way to be mercantilist.

Addressing a gathering at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, Jaishankar referred to tensions between the U.S and Iran and said they are two individualistic countries and what finally happens will depend on the players involved.

Discussing ties with China, he said it is vital for neighbours to reach understanding on crucial issues.

"It is important that two countries find equilibrium in ties... we have to get along with each other," he said

"India owes it to itself and to the world to be a just power," he said. India is not a disruptor and is firmly dealing with terrorism, Jaishankar added.