India, US, Japan, Australia hold 1st meet; to work for open Indo-Pacific zone
NEW DELHI: India, US, Japan and Australia gave a thumbs up for a "free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region" after the first officials' meeting on the " Indo-Pacific+ " on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Manila+ on Sunday, resurrecting the "quadrilateral" from the ashes.
India has managed to work productively with the Trump administration thus far — its South Asia strategy and Asia-Pacific strategy closely hews to the Indian point of view. Indian sources say that for the present, the US and India are on the "same page"when it comes to both Afghanistan and China.Trump openly re-named the Asia-Pacific to become the new Indo-Pacific, a sign that the US would put India front and centre in its Asia strategy.
While all four members deny any connection of the quadrilateral to China, there is absolutely no doubt that the precipituous rise in Chinese power has led these four countries to balance that rise and perhaps contest the new hegemon.
Ivan Bigger-Trump Manor-9 hours ago
china and pakiis will join hands to open a chino-pakific...a terror corridor housing jihadis stretching from beijing all the way to gwadar..one belt - two rouges
Justice For All-From Mera Bharat Mahaan-9 hours ago
Trump has started playing his cards well. Well begun is half done. QUAD will one day become a powerful entity to safeguard the interest of all the truly democratic countries in international waters.
Pidched Rr-9 hours ago
Need of the hour to counter Chinese aggression
Vivek Singh-9 hours ago
China is the Germany of next world war.
Gerrycan-Bangalore, India-9 hours ago
I believe India has made good progress on the world stage and this bodes well for us. Be it energy, technology, defence and terrorism, we have created a common alignment with some if the world leaders.