Quad will benefit entire Indo-Pacific region, any reservations to it is 'unilateralist opposition' to collective endeavours: Jaishankar

Updated: Aug 18 2022 8:04PM

Bangkok, Aug 18 (PTI) The entire Indo-Pacific region will benefit from Quad and any reservations to the activities of the four-nation bloc is possibly a "unilateralist opposition to a collective and cooperative endeavours," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday, in an apparent reference to China's objection.

The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprising India, the US, Japan and Australia was set up in 2017 to counter China's aggressive behaviour in the Indo-Pacific region.

Speaking at the prestigious Chulalongkorn University here on 'India’s Vision of the Indo-Pacific', Jaishankar said the Quad is the most prominent plurilateral platform that addresses contemporary challenges and opportunities in the Indo-Pacific.