Quad, China and order of the sea

12th May, 2021

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The handout photo shows Indian army fighter jets on the deck of an aircraft carrier during the second phase of the Malabar naval exercise in the Arabian sea. — Al Jazeera/Agence France-Presse/Indian Navy

THE Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, known as the Quad, led by the United States was a Japanese initiative in 2007 to from an informal strategic consultative platform between the United States, Australia, Japan and India. After a decade of inactivity, the Quad was revived after 2017 under the Trump administration again at Japan’s initiative. Quad had its ‘first-ever leader-level summit’ on March 12, 2021 with a focus on collective efforts to fight the Covid pandemic.

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