Indian army fighter jets on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise in 2020, in which Australia, Japan and the US - the other countries in the Quad - also took part. Photo: AFP
Indian army fighter jets on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise in 2020, in which Australia, Japan and the US - the other countries in the Quad - also took part. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy

France, India and Australia step up Quad-style cooperation, with China on the horizon

  • The three countries, an increasingly active diplomatic collective, are planning to increase their joint presence in the Indo-Pacific
  • In a veiled reference to Beijing’s criticism, India’s external affairs minister says ‘people need to get over’ the idea the groupings are a threat

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Indian army fighter jets on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise in 2020, in which Australia, Japan and the US - the other countries in the Quad - also took part. Photo: AFP
Indian army fighter jets on an aircraft carrier during the Malabar naval exercise in 2020, in which Australia, Japan and the US - the other countries in the Quad - also took part. Photo: AFP
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