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:
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.