Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicQuad group

Topic: Quad group

Quad meant not giving other nations a veto on India’s choices, says foreign minister Jaishankar

In an op-ed for the Hindustan Times, he wrote about the evolution of Quad since its ‘abortive start’ in 2007, adding that the Tokyo summit was the 'most productive' one so far.

India to join US-led Indo-Pacific ‘economic arrangement’ next week, bloc aimed at taking on China

US President Joe Biden expected to extend to Prime Minister Narendra Modi an invitation to join Indo-Pacific Economic Forum when they meet in Tokyo next week for Quad Summit.

The new ‘Quad’ gives significant impetus to India’s prominence in West Asia

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Quad a ‘force for peace’, say leaders in veiled dig at China, call Pakistan ‘instigator’

In Quad's first in-person meeting at the White House, leaders say grouping will 'affirm support' to 'small island states' in the Pacific, and East and South China Seas.

Quad leaders to announce working group on space, supply chain, 5G, White House official says

The leaders of the Quad countries are also planning to roll out vaccine deliverables and announce measures in the field of healthcare and infrastructure sector, officials said.

Over 100 world leaders including Modi, Biden to address UNGA in-person next week

PM Modi will address the general debate of the 76th UNGA session on 25 September, a day after the Quad summit. Biden will also deliver his maiden address as US President this time.

Similar structural aspects among Quad members helped foster cooperation, says Jaishankar

Referring to Quad, the foreign minister said its work takes into account the consequences of globalisation, requirements of the global commons and the expression of converging interests.

Anchored by democracy, unconstrained by coercion — first Quad summit sends message to China

US, India, Australia and Japan hold first virtual Quad meeting Friday to give grouping a formal agenda keeping in mind China’s increasing aggression in the Indo-Pacific region.

Quad summit, defense secy visit show India, US are wasting no time in facing China threat

Quad summit takes place Friday & US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is in New Delhi next week, even as Indian & Chinese troops work on disengagement in Ladakh.

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin to visit India this month, Indo-Pacific talks on agenda

The visit will take place keeping in mind Joe Biden govt’s larger foreign policy focus in which Indo-Pacific initiative plays a key role & hence Llyod’s deepening of ties with India is important.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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