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Chinese Consul General stated "Quad is targeting China"

Chinese Consul General stated "Quad is targeting China"

  • China’s Consul General in Mumbai stated that Quad targets certain specific countries in an attempt for containment.
  • This reference indicates Beijing’s deep annoyance with the grouping that intends to curtail its influence in the Indo-Pacific and areas that China considers its zone of influence.
  • The quadrilateral security dialogue includes Japan, India, United States and Australia.
  • 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. Each is involved in the development and economic projects as well as in promoting maritime domain awareness and maritime security.
  • 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.

Recent developments:

  • QUAD pledged to promote a free, open rules-based order, rooted in international law to advance security and prosperity and counter threats to both the Indo-Pacific and beyond.
  • Quad Vaccine Partnership: To ensure “equitable” access to vaccines to counter the pandemic.
  • In 2020, all four QUAD Countries – Japan, India, Australia and the USA took part in the Malabar exercise.
  • Malabar exercise is an annual trilateral naval exercise between the navies of India, Japan, and the USA which is held alternately in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.