South Asia and Beyond

U.S. Raises Quad Pressure On China: Are Partners On Board?

NEW DELHI: India and China are disengaging their forces, which were eyeball-to-eyeball for ten months along the LAC in Ladakh. But, that doesn’t mean the pressure on Beijing to change its aggressive behaviour should lessen. Reports suggest U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed an online meeting with other ‘Quad’ leaders (Japan, Australia and India). What should New Delhi’s policy be? Will Canberra and Tokyo follow up on measures that essentially are seen as an attempt to constrain China? Is it time for a Quad summit?

On ‘Talking Point’, Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi, Former Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s Cabinet, Professor of international political economy and Japan’s strategic diplomacy at Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management and Rear Admiral(Retd) Raja Menon, Former Assistant Chief of Naval Staff(Operations) and current Maritime Strategy Advisor, Indian Navy discuss the various dimensions of policy decisions in this conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

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