Both the world leaders had spoken over the phone during the Covid-19 crisis.
US President Joe Biden will host the summit on September 24.
The UN ambassadors from India, Australia, Japan and United States meet ahead of two major events. One is the first ever Quad Leaders' Summit and the other is the Annual UN General Assembly Debate.
Due to our larger geo-political compatibility with Russia, we see a more active Russian presence in the Indo-Pacific as something very important, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
The Quad comprises India, Japan, Australia and the US. The four countries have maintained that the group intends to promote shared democratic ideologies and ensure a free and inclusive Indo-Pacific.
Any attempt by Dhaka to join the US-led, India-Australia-Japan grouping (commonly known as Quad) will ‘substantially damage’ its ties with Beijing, Chinese ambassador Li Jiming said
India and three other Quad member countries - the US, Australia and Japan joined France in kick-starting the three-day naval exercises in the eastern Indian Ocean
India, Australia, the US & Japan continue to face cyberattacks from China. Can the Quad grouping provide an effective platform for cybersecurity alliance?
The first virtual summit of Quad countries -- the United States, India, Australia, and Japan-- was conducted on March 12
US President Joe Biden on Friday opened the first Quad Leaders’ Summit held virtually and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
China’s comments come just days after the leaders of the Quad nations--US, Japan, Australia and India, vowed to strive for an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open and inclusive.
Biden opened the first Quad Leaders’ Summit held virtually and attended by Prime Minister Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Congress leader P Chidambaram’s comments come a day after Quad leaders vowed to strive for an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, inclusive and unconstrained by coercion.
'The leaders agreed that they would meet in-person before the end of the year,' US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said hours after the maiden virtual Quad summit.
The US and Japan will provide financial aid to set up additional Covid-19 vaccine production capacities in India while Australia will contribute to the last mile logistics, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said
The virtual summit of the Quad was also attended by Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga, besides Modi and Biden
China was not mentioned in the Quad meeting, however, all four members of Quad have issues with Beijing.
This is the first time the leaders of the four member nations are deliberating on expanding cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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