Issue Brief on “India’s Role in the Quad”

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Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a group of four democracies including US, India, Japan and Australia was first proposed in 2007 by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his ‘confluence of two seas’ speech that later paved the way for the foundation of the group.[1] The formation of the quadrilateral coalition in 2017 has apparently been attributed to containing growing Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. India’s preoccupation with Quad has resultantly been accelerating on account of its skirmishes at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China and perceiving its encirclement in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) by Chinese presence.[2]

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