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An India that puts its interests above the Non-Aligned Movement will find coalitions like the Quad critical for its international prospects. Examine (200 Words)

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Aradhana Tiwari 18 days

The recent Quad members meeting in Tokyo(Japan), has given a signal about emergence of QUAD- as a definitive moment in the evolution of post-War Asian economic and security architectures.

         The Indian endorsement of "Quad" has led to a debate -whether India has abandoned its traditional non-aligned foreign policy in order to embrace a strategic formulation such as the Quad. 

This can be explained in following ways :

- India's approach to Quad denotes New Delhi’s strategic outreach to position itself better in a liberal-order framework, by focusing on "issue-based coalitions in pursuit of shared interests".

- It also provided an opportunity to “likeminded” nations to become ambitious in the high seas, air space and in maintaining a rules-based, free and open Indo Pacific.

- The significance of “inclusiveness” in the Indian narrative indicates that the Indian perspective on the Quad does not necessarily run into the Chinese wall, rather a "rules based" and a “free and open” Indo-Pacific, despite New Delhi’s concerns about a stronger Chinese maritime presence in the IOR.

>>> Conclusion : 

Quad becomes critical in India's international prospects as in future, the Quad can be expected to move closer on issues like maritime domain awareness, logistics and interoperability with the added dimension of space-based information pooling, Artificial Intelligence in the military domain and surveillance technologies- a promising area of cooperation, and the need of the hour. 

IAS Parliament 16 days

Good attempt. Keep Writing.

Vinith 18 days

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