A Quad alliance for emerging technology

Synopsis: To counter China’s influence, Quad announced their collaboration in the technology sector. Introduction Recently Quad Summit was held. Under this summit, a separate statement on “Quad Principles on Technology, Design, Development, Governance and Use” has been issued which is independent of the main statement. This signifies the focus of Quad countries on technology. What were… Continue reading A Quad alliance for emerging technology

Quad Leaders’ Summit – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction On September 24, at the White House, the first-ever in-person (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) Quad Leaders’ Summit took place. Following the developments of the first virtual Quad summit of the four leaders in March 2021, this meeting builds upon the intention of the Quad member nations to ensure rules-based order in… Continue reading Quad Leaders’ Summit – Explained, pointwise

The importance of Quad meeting amidst current geopolitical flux

Synopsis: This article explains the previous Quad summit and the performance of Working groups and suggestions to improve Quad further. Introduction The leaders of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States will meet for the first-ever in-person Quadrilateral (“Quad”) summit. It is especially significant as it is set against the backdrop of few important recent… Continue reading The importance of Quad meeting amidst current geopolitical flux

The Quad must be flexible to counter China’s many strategies across a wide range of issues

Synopsis: The Quad needs to be flexible to counterbalance China across a range of issues, be it Afghanistan or the South China Sea.  Introduction  Quad is now shaping up as a security-plus platform. Recently, India and Australia held their first 2+2 ministerial dialogue. Militaries of the four countries participated in the Malabar joint naval exercise last year. Also, work is underway… Continue reading The Quad must be flexible to counter China’s many strategies across a wide range of issues

7 PM Editorial | Quad and India: challenges and opportunities | 15th October 2020

Topic –Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting the Indian interests Quad and India In the wake of recent aggression by China in Ladakh and Taiwan, foreign ministers of the US, India, Japan and Australia Quadrilateral Security Dialogue was held in Tokyo. Countries reaffirmed their “collective vision” of maintaining a free,… Continue reading 7 PM Editorial | Quad and India: challenges and opportunities | 15th October 2020

Quad one way to fix regional issues: Australian envoy

Australian Envoy has urged India to play a greater role in solving the regional problems of the Indo-Pacific region. Australian envoy has said that the quadrilateral grouping of the US, Australia, India, and Japan also known as the Quad was a manifestation of this cooperation. The Quad was formed to ensure and support a free,… Continue reading Quad one way to fix regional issues: Australian envoy

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

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