November 30, 2021

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

Japan will host the next Quad summit in 2022, announced Kurt Campbell, US President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific coordinator

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, Japan will host the next Quad summit in 2022, announced Kurt Campbell, US President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific coordinator, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH
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, Japan will host the next Quad summit in 2022, announced Kurt Campbell, US President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific coordinator, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH
, Japan will host the next Quad summit in 2022, announced Kurt Campbell, US President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific coordinator, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

NEW DELHI: Speaking at the US Institute of Peace in Washington on Friday, Campbell described India as the key “fulcrum” player in Asia. ”I’m very bullish about the future with India. I think we all recognise that the critical, crucial member in the Quad is India.”
Campbell expanded on his perception of the changed context for India that propelled a famously alliance-shy New Delhi to embrace the Quad and numerous other multilateral groupings. “It’s difficult to exaggerate the strategic paradigm for New Delhi.” (after the border conflict with China in Eastern Ladakh which started in 2020 and is still continuing). India, he said, reached out to many countries. India wants to work with others. “It’s part of the Indian character.” He said, “this is a moment for thinking creatively and strategically about India because India will be central to defining the future of Asia.”
The Quad will not expand for the present, Campbell confirmed. This has been confirmed by Indian officials as well. It will not even be institutionalised, with a permanent secretariat. The idea is for the four countries to get into the “habit” of cooperation, fulfil some of the tasks they have set for themselves. However, he also affirmed that there are other countries that would like to join the Quad. Infrastructure, clean technologies, 5G, cyber etc will be the areas of cooperation at present.
The strategic rationale for AUKUS — a nuclear submarine deal between the US, UK and Australia — is unassailable, Campbell said. AUKUS is a response to China’s massive military build-up, the largest in modern times. “There are both immediate and medium-term challenges.” “The Chinese,” he said, ”are embarking in certain areas, again, in nuclear, cyber and space, and they are undertaking certain practices that we think are destabilizing.”
But it will be more than nuclear submarines. “We will have more British sailors serving on our naval vessels, Australians and the like on more of our forward-deployed assets in Australia. This leads to a deeper interconnection and, almost a melding in the new respects of our services and working together on common purpose that we couldn’t have dreamed about five or 10 years ago,” Campbell said.
The US has named Jim Miller, former Defense undersecretary for policy, to lead the US efforts on AUKUS. Miller, Campbell said, will “do whatever possible to provide the Royal Australian Navy with options to build nuclear submarines as rapidly as possible.” What is the UK’s role in AUKUS? The UK, he said, “wants to be much more focused on the Indo-Pacific.” For the US that has benefits because “we want to extend this overall engagement with Europe about Asia.”

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