image

 

The Quadrilateral or Quad, an international grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the US that was in limbo for 10 years, recently met ahead of the East Asia Summit in Manila to address common issues arising in the Indo–Pacific. Muraleedharan Nair (Senior Fellow, CPPR), in his editorial column in ‘Mathrubhumi’, reasons why the Quad is the need of the hour vis-à-vis growing Chinese assertiveness in the Southeast Asian region .

Muraleedharan Nair
Muraleedharan Nair
Muraleedharan Nair is Senior Fellow with CPPR. He is a retired Indian diplomat who has served in the Indian missions in China (Shanghai and Guangzhou), Singapore, and Hong Kong. Mr Nair is one of Kerala’s foremost experts on China and writes for prominent magazines and newspapers in India. He can be contacted at muraleedharan@cppr.in