S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegunsaid that eventually the Quad group of countries should become more formalized once the parameters of cooperation were understood.
There have been calls for institutionalization, a formal agreement to transform the group into a formidable anti-China bloc.
Over the years each member state has faced the heat of China’s increased aggression.
India has been historically hesitant over explicitly defining its anti-China associations, the recent border confrontations at Ladakh give us enough cause to reassess the profits and pitfalls of such formalisation.
Quad grouping is a quadrilateral security dialogue includes Japan, India, United States and Australia.
All four nations find a common ground of being the democratic nations and common interests of unhindered maritime trade and security.