09 November, 2019
4 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: India and its neighbourhood- relations.
News: Quad countries recently reviewed situation in Indo- Pacific region. The participants also supported an ASEAN-led mechanism for the regional architecture for the region.
Prelims focus: Members of the Quad grouping, countries in the Indian ocean region, Chinese military bases.
Mains focus: The Quad grouping- features, significance, concerns and potential.
The 10- nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is considered one of the most influential groupings in the region and India and several other countries including the US, China, Japan and Australia are its dialogue partners.
Significance of Quad:
Quad is an opportunity for like-minded countries to share notes and collaborate on projects of mutual interest.
Members share a vision of an open and free Indo-Pacific.
It is one of the many avenues for interaction among India, Australia, Japan and the US and should not be seen in an exclusive context.
Source: Indian Express
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