Quadrilateral security dialogue (QUAD) - Resurrected!! News and Updates


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Jul 12, 2014
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To me this reads more like EU gonna focus more on problems than contribute to solutions. the usual climate change / human rights tamasha ..
Indo-Pacific: @EUCouncil launches a strategy for more economic, environmental and security cooperation with its #IndoPacific partners



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Quadrilateral security dialogue- Resurrected!!

Somewhere in 2006-2007 Abe, the Japanese Prime minister came up with the idea of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) between Asia's maritime democracies Australia, India, Japan, and the United States.
QSD was endorsed by likes of Dick Cheney (the US vice president then) and QSD got huge support from US.
Soon all this culminated in one of the biggest joint military exercises in the Bay of Bengal in which all the 4 countries participated.

Meanwhile, the very observant China raised a protest and went on to call QSD a mini NATO and its concerns were justified. China perceived QSD as a Gang of Four against Beijing's interests in the region.
Soon after this Australian Prime Minister Rudd pulled Australia out of QSD because it could not afford to hurt its relations with China, QSD was an obstacle in the deepening economic relations between the two. Rudd's departure from QSD earned him the ire of US, the director of national security council (US) accused Australia of trying to please China.[r]
India also knew the perils of putting China offside,the UPA government in India (then) did not have the courage to rise against China as this would not 've happened for gratis or free. China was the only country in the region capable of injecting tens of billions of dollars for a much needed modernization of India.

And then QSD was almost forgotten for sometime.
QSD got resurrected with Obama's recent visit to India.China was definitely a topic during the 45 minutes long "Chai pe charcha" between Modi and Obama. After the meeting India decided to flex its pecs and during the joint statement both the countries declared having a "strategic vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region".

IMF's recent predictions that India would grow at 6.5 percent in 2016 (which would be more than its himalayan neighbor), must have been an impetus behind India's recent stance [r].This clearly shows Modi doesnt want to return to the bargaining table with China.
While Australia on its part has shown its willingness to get back to QSD, Australian foreign policy tilts towards a closer relationship with the United States and a distancing from China.
In America prominent politicians from both Democratic and Republican parties have voiced support for a more aggressive diplomacy in Asia, QSD would help in achieving it.

If the QSD in 2007 was founded on the hypothesis of a revisionist China, then 2014 is replete with supporting evidence. If the four democracies 're successful in resurrecting QSD then its bad news for China.

Naval ships from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States steam in formation in the Bay of Bengal during Exercise Malabar 07-2 on Sept. 5. The formation included USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz, INS Viraat, JS Yuudachi, JS Ohnami, RSS Formidable, HMAS Adelaide, INS Ranvijay, INS Brahmaputra, INS Ranjit, USS Chicago and USS Higgins. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe
This is znd will be the most effective platform to fight against the hegemonic design of China. It will have to play a more assertive role in SCS and IO. It should include France and UK as well.


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Feb 28, 2016
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Would you explain more and how much it will help us , will it bring lot of investment as both Aussies and japan are higher income countries , can we use them as channel for relabeling and exports from them to a bigger market
I think this is just jhumlebaazi, but if they're serious, Japan has technology and best practices also apart from investment, gormint can try luring Japanese car manufacturers here to make cars and car parts purely for export, aside from this, Japan is also proficient in making exotic industrial machines and various subcomponents used in electronics ( passive two terminal components, PCBs, IC fabrication, Display etc, batteries )

Australia just has money, and no much industry since they are majorly based on export of minerals.


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Apr 13, 2013
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India should reassess dependency on Quad, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

if Aiyar is worried then that means its one right combination for India..
well! we know who is the master of Aiyar when he went on harping for pakistan against India

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