Q. With reference to QUAD consider the following statements:
1.Indonesia is one of the members of QUAD.
2.Its purpose is to keep the strategic sea routes in the Indo-Pacific free of any military or political influence.
Select the correct statements using the code given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. ‘Quadrilateral Security Dialogue’ (QSD), the Quad is an informal strategic forum comprising four nations, namely — United States of America (USA), India, Australia and Japan.

Statement 2: The motive behind the Quad is to keep the strategic sea routes in the Indo-Pacific free of any military or political influence. It is basically seen as a strategic grouping to reduce Chinese domination. The core objective of the Quad is to secure a rules-based global order, freedom of navigation and a liberal trading system. The coalition also aims to offer alternative debt financing for nations in the Indo-Pacific region.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-host-quad-senior-officials-meeting-on-september-5-and-6/article65841897.ece