NATO had looked after post-world war interests of Europe and US, the common security interests of ‘Quad’ are still being defined, but would be clearly aimed at countering Chinese aggression of not following a rules based order.
The US is clear that in order to deal with these things in the future, we are going to hold China accountable to follow the rules whether it relates to the South China Sea or the North China Sea, or their agreement made on Taiwan, or a whole range of other things.
The meet at Tokyo on October 6 literally set the tone for the grouping to mature. It sent a clear message that the grouping is moving into the next domain– being weaponized.
From a reluctant player in the ‘Quad’, or the Quadrilateral, India is now shedding its ambivalence, to openly work towards making the alliance stronger and a seamlessly effective entity in the Indo-Pacific.
Australia, a significant ally of India, US and Japan, has shed its ‘reticence’ on the South China Sea and ‘rejected’ China’s expansive maritime claims while terming these ‘inconsistent’ with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
India hold key to China’s Malacca Dilemma IDD Bureau Just days after the US Navy carriers, the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan, led their respective strike groups to show China ‘its place’ in the South China Sea and enforced a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific, the US Nimitz had turned west-wards towards the middle east,
42 of these jets, will be the F35B for carriers IDD Bureau Japan has moved a step closer to operating an aircraft carrier of its own, ending almost a 70 years self-imposed restraint. The US has okayed the sale of 42 of the F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft produced by Lockheed Martin,
IDD Analysis Announcing an elevation of bilateral ties India and Australia – both members of the four-nation quadrilateral, or the ‘Quad’, have said their partnership is now at the level of ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ and have opened military bases to each other’s forces allowing refuel and logistics for assets like planes, warships and submarines. A
IDD Bureau Japan has added a new dimension in submarine technology. It’s a benchmark of sorts, a game changer, a disrupter which could lead to a ‘race’ in the Indo-Pacific as new-tech submarines would acquire an edge over the existing technology The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) commissioned a ‘conventional submarine’ that runs on
IDD Bureau The ‘Quad’ or the strategic quadrilateral grouping comprising India, US, Japan and Australia is very much on the agenda, its contours are being worked out. In the past India has been reticent on the Quad, with its diplomats have been careful over how this Indo-Pacific grouping will be seen by its edgy neighbour,