S Jaishankar: Chinese belligerence: Whither goes India, will go the Quad and the Indo-Pacific

Source: indiatimes.com

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The first standalone Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo on October 6 holds the promise for something much larger, giving a new direction to Indo-Pacific geopolitics. But what, exactly? Expectations are high, matched almost word for word by the pessimists. A surfeit of commentary has weighed in on its prospects or their lack. And everybody is waiting to see if India fails at the finish line. The world’s eyes are rightly on India, because whither goes India, will go the Quad, the Indo-Pacific and global rebalancing. The starting point of the Quad is much like an Indian arranged marriage — the...