South Asia and Beyond

Quad Summit Warns Russia Invasion Of Ukraine Will Spill Over Into Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: India’s Narendra Modi made no reference either to Russia or Ukraine in his public remarks during the Quad summit in Tokyo. This is when both President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida did, with the former describing Russia’s invasion as a “dark hour”, while Kishida warned against the same thing happening in the Indo Pacific.

in a conversation on The Gist, Raja Mohan, visiting research professor at the National University of Singapore, gave his sense of the state of play on Ukraine within the Quad circle, noting that the joint statement did not mention Russia by name.

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He dwelt on India’s seeming reluctance to be involved fully with the Quad and why it tended to be squeamish when security issues came up. Is India satisfied with a Quad that is solely focused on non-security issues? How then does India deal with the challenge from an openly
hostile China?

Tune in for more in this conversation with Dr. C Raja Mohan.