Vietnam opposes military alliances in region: envoy

Vietnam opposes military alliances in region: envoy News: Vietnam recently expressed its non-committment in backing the “Quad” or quadrilateral coalition among India, the US, Japan and Australia, saying it welcomes any initiative to bring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region but is opposed to the formation of any military alliance. Important Facts: Vietnam Concerns:… Continue reading Vietnam opposes military alliances in region: envoy

Modi calls for inclusive Indo-Pacific

Modi calls for inclusive Indo-Pacific News: Recently India called for enhancing multilateral cooperation and economic and cultural ties among member-nations at the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore held recently. Important Facts: It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 5th East Asia Summit (EAS). India has been participating in the EAS since its very inception in… Continue reading Modi calls for inclusive Indo-Pacific

Four corners: on the Quad’s agenda

Four corners: on the Quad’s agenda Article Quad officials are scheduled to meet at Singapore to discuss their common agenda. Important Analysis Quad stands for ‘Quadrilateral’ grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the U.S. Its objective is to ensure and support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region. Quad was established in 2007, following cooperation… Continue reading Four corners: on the Quad’s agenda

Modi, Abe back ‘free Indo-Pacific’

Modi, Abe back ‘free Indo-Pacific’ News: India and Japan outlined a vision document for strengthening bilateral relations at the 13th annual summit held in Japan recently. Important Facts: 2. Highlights of the vision document: Both sides called for a “free and open Indo-Pacific” which is usually seen as a response to China’s growing dominance in… Continue reading Modi, Abe back ‘free Indo-Pacific’