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For a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, QUAD members must maintain a coordinated approach, build trust among themselves, and work together to address shared concerns. Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

2. For a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, QUAD members must maintain a coordinated approach, build trust among themselves, and work together to address shared concerns. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

In a statement, the Indian Navy Chief emphasized the significance of the Indo-Pacific and the Quad’s Integrated Project Monitoring and Data Analysis (IPMDA).

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the various initiatives of QUAD and impact of various geopolitical conflicts on QUAD and ways to overcome them.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about aims and objectives of Quad.

Body:

In the first part, Mention, the initiatives of Quad – maritime security, cyber security and disaster response to connectivity and infrastructure, climate action, vaccine production, student mobility, resilient supply chains, combating disinformation and counter-terrorism etc.

Next, mention the challenges – Ukraine crisis, withdrawal of U.S from Afghanistan, formation of AUKUS, Free and open Indo-Pacific, formation of AUKUS, issue of Quad expansion and Chinese aggression etc.

Conclusion:

Write a way forward to overcome the above challenges and realise their collective goals.