Topic : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
2. “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) has become as a mode of geopolitical signaling today”, in the context of the statement explain the coming and relevance of Quad as of today. (250 words)
Reference: Hindustan Times
Why the question:
The editorial talks about Quad and in what way it has gained a mode of geopolitical signaling today.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain in detail the coming and relevance of quad as of today.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain what quad is.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD, also known as the Quad) is an informal strategic forum between the United States, Japan, Australia and India that is maintained by semi-regular summits, information exchanges and military drills between member countries.
Discuss the original Quad was a disaster-relief exercise. It broke up, came together again, and then struggled to find convergence among its members.
Explain its relevance as of today, present situations to justify.
Conclude with way forward.