‘Proud as punch to share values with world’s largest democracy: Taiwan on India’s 72nd Republic Day

On India’s 72nd Republic Day on January 26, Taiwan said that it is “proud as punch” to share values making both countries great.
“Our turn to say happy Republic Day to Indian friends far and wide. India is the largest democracy in the world and Taiwan is proud as punch to share those values making our countries great. We’re Better Together! JW”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan), said in a tweet.
Due to China’s actions in the Indo-Pacific, India, Taiwan and the United States have been growing closer.
Last year, Taipei Times quoted Taiwan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung-kwang as saying, “With the government’s New Southbound Policy, India is a good place for Taiwanese businesses to build production bases, given its democracy, ample human resources and strategically important location.”
As India-China’s relations go south, India’s representative to Taiwan, Gourangalal Das, was quoted as saying that India’s start-up ecosystem, smart agriculture, precision medicine, skills training and industrial automation offer great opportunities for India-Taiwan collaboration.