Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden during the Quad leaders summit in Tokyo on May 24. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden during the Quad leaders summit in Tokyo on May 24. Photo: AP
Akhil Ramesh
Opinion

Opinion

Akhil Ramesh

Why the US’ Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is really all about India

  • If the IPEF seems to offer little to Southeast Asian members, that’s because it was never really meant to
  • Instead, the framework is another attempt to bring India into the Western fold while positioning it more strategically in the Indo-Pacific trade network

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden during the Quad leaders summit in Tokyo on May 24. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden during the Quad leaders summit in Tokyo on May 24. Photo: AP
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