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2) Describe India’s core foreign policy goals and origin of QUAD. How is QUAD a reflection of multi-polar foreign policy.(250 words)

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2) Describe India’s core foreign policy goals and origin of QUAD. How is QUAD a reflection of multi-polar foreign policy.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Question is straightforward and is about discussing role played by India in QUAD.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss QUAD as reflection of India’s multi-polar foreign policy.

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

write a few introductory lines on what is the QUAD.

Body:

Answers must discuss the following aspects:

  • Significance of QUAD vis-à-vis India’s multi-polar foreign policy.
  • Explain how QUAD membership reinforces India’s policy –
  • China’s assertion in South China Sea (SCS) compromises freedom of navigation. Through QUAD India seeks to reassert rule-based world order to counter China’s growing power and assertion.
  • Democratic, Cooperative and Peacekeeping endeavor: The QUAD initiative is group of four largest and powerful democracies in the world which values democratic, peaceful, rule based international order.
  • India held that the Quad was more about sharing democratic experiences than a security arrangement directed at China.
  • Emergence of Indo-pacific: USA under its pivot to China policy held Indo-Pacific region is now world’s most strategic location.
  • Different nations are seeking to project their strategic power in the region.
  • India’s membership to QUAD should be seen in this light as a counterbalancing initiative to secure its own neighborhood.

Conclusion –

Conclude with way forward.