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Can the Quad tie up loose ends for India?

3rd March 2021 - 06:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

The Quad has always been a rather loose grouping, but there are signs it is crystallising as member nation aims align.

China’s expansionist and aggressive ambitions in the South China Sea and beyond are bringing together the maritime democracies of the Quad members – Australia, India, Japan and the US. They share a vision for security cooperation, even as they deal with each partner’s national interests and policies.

It is doubtful any one Asian nation can stand up to the might of China’s fast modernisation in the maritime domain. Still, Cpt D.K Sharma, a former spokesman for the Indian Navy (IN), told Shephard, ‘China cannot take a chance with the Quad coming in.’

Alongside India's membership of ...

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