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New Quad to contain Taliban? India, Israel, USA, UAE meeting sparks speculation

Published on Oct 19, 2021 04:58 PM IST

In the wake of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, foreign ministers of India, Israel, the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held their first joint meeting virtually, fuelling speculations about a new alliance. While the meeting focused on ways to expand economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia and to enhance maritime security, it was described in some quarters as a “new Quad”. In a tweet, Jaishankar described the discussions as “fruitful” and said the foreign ministers had agreed on a speedy follow-up. Watch this report for more.

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