The “Quad” countries, namely India, US, Japan and Australia, will hold their next meeting on the sidelines of the 13 th East Asia Summit at Singapore in mid-November, with the grouping keen to step-up maritime security and disaster relief initiatives as well as economic development projects in the critical Indo-Pacific region.
· Regional coalition known as the ‘Quad’, the quadrilateral formation includes Japan, India, United States and Australia.
· All four nations find a common ground of being the democratic nations and common interests of unhindered maritime trade and security.
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