Quad Current Affairs - 2020

India-US Forum: US calls for expansion of QUAD

The United States at the recent India-US forum has called for the expansion of QUAD grouping. US stated that like-minded countries and groupings should come together and join hands to protect and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific ocean.  Highlights The call was made by US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun at the India-US forum in Read More…

Foreign Ministers of QUAD countries to meet in Tokyo

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will meet the foreign ministers of the Australia-India-Japan-United States Quadrilateral or Quad in Tokyo today, on October 6, 2020. The meeting will be a significant turning point for the QUAD grouping. The meeting would be led by growing concerns over China’s aggression in the region. Highlights Cooperation on 5G connectivity, Read More…

Highlights of September 26 meeting of the Quad Grouping

Senior officials from the Foreign Ministries of the Quad group of countries met virtually on September 26, 2020. This meeting was held during the United Nations high level week. This was a part of their periodic consultations on the Indo-Pacific region. Key Facts In the virtual meet, ongoing and proposed practical cooperation in the areas Read More…

India-Japan sign Defence agreements

On September 10, 2020, India and Japan signed Logistics agreement on “Reciprocal Provision Supplies and Services” to allow the armed forces of India and Japan to coordinate closely in supplies and services. Highlights The following are the key highlights of the agreement The agreement will increase the interoperability between armed forces of India and Japan. Read More…

Indo-Pacific Business Forum to be held in Hanoi

The third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum is to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam capital between October 28, 2020 and October 29, 2020. The forum is to be sponsored by US-ASEAN Business Council, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, US Chamber of Commerce and Government of Vietnam. Highlights The forum aims to provide a free and Read More…