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The India-Russia Annual Summit did not take place in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, said MEA spokesperson.(ANI file photo)

Summit called off due to Covid, mutually agreed, underline India, Russia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 09:45 PM IST
A statement issued by the Russian embassy quoted ambassador Nikolay Kudashev as saying that the summit was postponed “due to epidemiological reasons”. India too echoed the same sentiment.
Australian lawmakers have cleared a law that will let the federal government block roll out of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative in Victoria state(AFP)
Australian lawmakers have cleared a law that will let the federal government block roll out of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative in Victoria state(AFP)

US, Australia, India push back on Chinese influence. It’s QUAD in action | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Two legislations cleared by lawmakers in the United States and Australia aren’t standalone efforts but part of a larger exercise by QUAD to keep China under check
Taapsee Pannu in Rashmi Rocket.
Taapsee Pannu in Rashmi Rocket.

Taapsee Pannu’s muscular new frame from Rashmi Rocket is winning her praise, Looop Lapeta producer says: ‘Those quads!’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:32 AM IST
Taapsee Pannu is on a roll - after completing her first schedule for Rashmi Rocket, she will begin work on her film, Looop Lapeta. Check out her transformation for Rashmi Rocket.
US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will participate in the naval drills with Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya along with aircraft carriers from Australia and Japan in the high intensity naval operations over four days.(AFP Photo/File)
US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will participate in the naval drills with Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya along with aircraft carriers from Australia and Japan in the high intensity naval operations over four days.(AFP Photo/File)

Quad navies ready for high intensity Malabar phase 2, China watches

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The exercise is being conducted at a time when India and China are locked in a border row in the Ladakh sector and talks to reduce military tensions remain deadlocked.
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China had then issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China had then issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)

Malabar exercise that upsets China is a tectonic shift in power balance | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:14 AM IST
India has already asked its navy to start prepping to counter the China’s navy and change its orientation from diplomacy to deployment
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited his visit to the National War Memorial to pay homage to soldiers including the 20 Indian Army personnel killed in the Galwan clash with China’s PLA.(PIB)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited his visit to the National War Memorial to pay homage to soldiers including the 20 Indian Army personnel killed in the Galwan clash with China’s PLA.(PIB)

BECA done, fighters and armed drones next as India turns US positive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:21 PM IST
2+2 India-US dialogue: External affairs minister S Jaishankar had set the tone for the strategic dialogue early in the day when he stressed that India and the United States could together “make a real difference” in dealing with regional and global challenges
Unlike the previous regimes, PM Narendra Modi has sought explanation from Chinese rulers about transgressions on LAC, hurdles placed by Beijing over designation of terrorist Masood Azhar and becoming permanent member of UNSC and Nuclear Suppliers Group.(Bloomberg)
Unlike the previous regimes, PM Narendra Modi has sought explanation from Chinese rulers about transgressions on LAC, hurdles placed by Beijing over designation of terrorist Masood Azhar and becoming permanent member of UNSC and Nuclear Suppliers Group.(Bloomberg)

India should end its ostrich-like approach to China, work with the US | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:13 AM IST
India, in the name of strategic autonomy and non-alignment, has always been accommodating towards China since 1950s Panchsheel Treaty, trying to ignore China’s unwanted comments on the status of J &K, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh in the past, even while maintaining a studied silence over its iron rule in Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In picture - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington.(REUTERS)
In picture - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington.(REUTERS)

Working with like-minded partners essential to contain China, says US

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Earlier this week, India had announced the participation of Australia in the upcoming Malabar exercise alongside the US and Japan.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's foreign minister, speaks during the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan(Bloomberg)
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's foreign minister, speaks during the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan(Bloomberg)

Quad aimed at promoting rules-based order in Indo Pacific region: US

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:58 AM IST
“It is something that’s flexible and reflects our common values and interests, and I think is really for the long term,” a senior official of the administration said.
The four countries - India, Australia, US, Japan - in the Quad had come together because they find it useful to consult on issues of mutual interest, said S Jaishankar. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
The four countries - India, Australia, US, Japan - in the Quad had come together because they find it useful to consult on issues of mutual interest, said S Jaishankar. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)

‘India building ‘Asian NATO’ through Quad?’ S Jaishankar answers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The evolving situation in the Indo-Pacific amid China’s increasingly aggressive behaviour has led to some quarters describing the Quad as a coalition with the aim of countering Beijing.
US deputy secretary of state Stephen Biegun said the Quad remains a “somewhat undefined entity” and it was premature to talk about expanding it.(AFP PHOTO.)
US deputy secretary of state Stephen Biegun said the Quad remains a “somewhat undefined entity” and it was premature to talk about expanding it.(AFP PHOTO.)

Quad should be formalised for members to deal with global challenges: Stephen Biegun

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:41 PM IST
US deputy secretary of state Stephen Biegun was on a week-long visit to India and Bangladesh last week. The top US diplomat also criticised China for not doing enough to help find a long-term solution to the issue of more than 8,00,000 Rohingya refugees currently sheltering in Bangladesh.
TWITTER IMAGE POSTED BY @indiannavy | Arabian Sea: Indian Navy and JMSDF ships during joint maritime exercise-JIMEX 2020, in the Arabian Sea. Indian and Japanese navies completed 3 days of highly successful Exercises led by CCF2 & FOCWF. (PTI Photo) (PTI29-09-2020_000022A)(PTI)
TWITTER IMAGE POSTED BY @indiannavy | Arabian Sea: Indian Navy and JMSDF ships during joint maritime exercise-JIMEX 2020, in the Arabian Sea. Indian and Japanese navies completed 3 days of highly successful Exercises led by CCF2 & FOCWF. (PTI Photo) (PTI29-09-2020_000022A)(PTI)

Australia will participate in Malabar naval exercise with India, US and Japan: Govt

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 01:03 PM IST
In a significant move that comes amid a Sino-India border row, India on Monday announced Australia’s participation in the upcoming Malabar exercise along with the US and Japan, effectively making it the first military-level engagement between the four-member nation grouping — the Quad.
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China had then issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China had then issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)

India sends Australia a Malabar invite that will give Quad a huge upgrade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:54 PM IST
The Malabar naval exercise featuring the QUAD partners will be held on November 3-6 and November 17-20.
The US confrontation with China over Taiwan has the potential of serious escalation(AP File Photo)
The US confrontation with China over Taiwan has the potential of serious escalation(AP File Photo)

Pushback to Xi Jinping to reflect in US approach to ‘One China’ policy | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:35 PM IST
China watchers believe that Xi Jinping’s One China policy will come under intense pressure if Donald Trump returns to power
China’s actions in Ladakh, Taiwan, South China Sea or Senkaku Islands were sombrely assessed at the October 6 QUAD security dialogue.
China’s actions in Ladakh, Taiwan, South China Sea or Senkaku Islands were sombrely assessed at the October 6 QUAD security dialogue.

China has itself to blame for strong QUAD | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:35 AM IST
If Ladakh’s military standoff is a threat to India, the Chinese aggression on Taiwan are a matter of serious concern to both Japan and US with Australian at the receiving end on trade issue with Beijing.
India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a meeting in Tokyo(REUTERS)
India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a meeting in Tokyo(REUTERS)

4-nation Quad gets cemented at Tokyo meet, sends stern message to China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The Quad has gained momentum as President Donald Trump pursues a more confrontational approach to China and India has come to distrust China.
India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan’s counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne leave after a meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga(REUTERS)
India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan’s counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne leave after a meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga(REUTERS)

Quad: India committed to a rules-based world order, says MEA Jaishankar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The Quad meeting focused on the issue of ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific in the face of China’s increasingly aggressive behaviour across the region
India is not averse to institionalising the Quad dialogue that seeks to establish, promote and secure Indo-Pacific principles, particularly against the backdrop of China’s aggressive moves(Agencies)
India is not averse to institionalising the Quad dialogue that seeks to establish, promote and secure Indo-Pacific principles, particularly against the backdrop of China’s aggressive moves(Agencies)

Ahead of Jaishankar trip, India is game to formalise Quad dialogue that ruffles China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 10:34 AM IST
India will also take a call on Australia’s participation in this year’s Malabar naval exercise in Bay of Bengal later this month.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

US isn’t yet keen on formalising Quad, says state department official

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 10:44 AM IST
The official also said that human rights organisation Amnesty International’s decision to shut down its India operations “received attention at the highest levels” of the Trump administration
Jaishankar is visiting Tokyo for bilateral consultations with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi and the two ministers(Reuters File Photo)
Jaishankar is visiting Tokyo for bilateral consultations with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi and the two ministers(Reuters File Photo)

China row in focus ahead of Jaishankar’s Quad meet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 05:07 AM IST
The Indian relationship with China has taken a 180-degree turn since the Chennai summit on October 11-12, 2019, after the People’s Liberation Army’s aggression in eastern Ladakh in May.
The Quad ministers are also expected to discuss practical collaborations in developing advanced technologies including 5G and 5G-plus telecom standards(Reuters)
The Quad ministers are also expected to discuss practical collaborations in developing advanced technologies including 5G and 5G-plus telecom standards(Reuters)

China on their radar, India, Japan, US, Australia to hold Quad meet on Oct 6

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 09:44 PM IST
The four Quad partners have their own reasons for being upset with China’s aggressive posture under paramount leader Xi Jinping under the mask of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar.(ANI File)
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar.(ANI File)

EAM Jaishankar to visit Japan during Oct 6-7 for Quad meeting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Jaishankar is visiting Tokyo for bilateral consultations with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi and the two ministers are expected to discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest, the external affairs ministry said
India and Japan have agreed to closely cooperate and develop the 5G and advanced technologies with US and Australia ramping up technological support.(HT Photo)
India and Japan have agreed to closely cooperate and develop the 5G and advanced technologies with US and Australia ramping up technological support.(HT Photo)

India and Japan to tie-up for 5G technologies, QUAD to pitch in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday. The two leaders decided to take the bilateral special strategic and global partnership to a new level.
Modi and Suga agreed the special strategic and global partnership between India and Japan has made “great advances over the last few years” and expressed their intention to strengthen the relationship on the basis of mutual trust and shared values, according to a statement from the external affairs ministry.(ANI)
Modi and Suga agreed the special strategic and global partnership between India and Japan has made “great advances over the last few years” and expressed their intention to strengthen the relationship on the basis of mutual trust and shared values, according to a statement from the external affairs ministry.(ANI)

High-speed train, Quad figure in 1st call between Japan’s Suga, PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Days ahead of a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, to be hosted by Japan, Yoshihide Suga said he would promote cooperation through the grouping.
The QUAD will be followed by the 2 plus 2 dialogue in Delhi.(Treated Photo)
The QUAD will be followed by the 2 plus 2 dialogue in Delhi.(Treated Photo)

India readies for QUAD and 2 plus 2 dialogues, China is elephant in the room

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 12:18 PM IST
The QUAD dialogue is an informal tie-up between democratic countries that share military logistics support, inter-operability through exercises and information and are committed to keep the Indo-Pacific sea lanes of communication free from artificial constructs and constraints.
A Quad meeting in progress.(ANI)
A Quad meeting in progress.(ANI)

US moots a formal structure for the Quad, like NATO and EU

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:13 PM IST
Starting in 2017, the Quad has met once or twice a year at the level of officials and ministers — New Delhi is expected to host the next ministerial in the fall
The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and units from Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force and Australian Defence Force participate in trilateral military exercises in the Philippine Sea(US Navy)
The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and units from Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force and Australian Defence Force participate in trilateral military exercises in the Philippine Sea(US Navy)

Twin naval exercises with US supercarriers signal QUAD has arrived

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 04:36 PM IST
US supercarriers carried out a joint exercise with Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean, and a second one with the other two QUAD members - Australia and Japan - in the Philippine Sea.
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore.(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore.(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)

QUAD is ready but no more free lunches for ASEAN on South China Sea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 02:23 PM IST
India has rejected the Chinese claims on South China Sea (SCS) by calling it a global commons and openly advocated its long held position of freedom of navigation and overflights.
Statues of the Monumento das Bandeiras wear face masks in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 12, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic(AFP)
Statues of the Monumento das Bandeiras wear face masks in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 12, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic(AFP)

Quad is becoming a key post-Covid-19 coalition

UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 08:50 AM IST
China’s global standing has taken a hit. New alignments are getting firmed up
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a joint statement after talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a joint statement after talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

US President Donald Trump announces revival of QUAD, says working with Pakistan to counter terrorism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Trump said he also discussed with PM Modi, whom he called his “dear friend”, the importance of a secure 5G telecoms network in India.
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