The Quad leaders will exchange views and assessments about important developments in the Indo-Pacific.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate with US President Joe Biden and Prime Ministers of Australia Scott Morrison and Fumio Kishida of Japan in a Quad Leaders' virtual meeting on Thursday, March 3.
"The Leaders will have an opportunity to continue their dialogue after the September 2021 Summit in Washington DC. They will exchange views and assessments about important developments in the Indo-Pacific," an MEA statement said.
The Quad Leaders will also review ongoing efforts to implement the leaders' initiatives announced as part of the Quad's contemporary and positive agenda.
There has been much change in the geo-global polity in the last few days and hours after Russia has attacked Ukraine on February 24. Russia, along with China, has been vocal and always taken exception to the formation of the Quad.
The platform came into being in 2017 November at The Philippines capital, Manila, when Donald Trump, PM Modi, met the then leaders from Japan and Australia and announced the formation of the Quad structure.
India has time and again asserted that the Quad – floated by the coming together of India, Australia, Japan and the US – is not something like 'Asian NATO'.
"Using words like Asian Nato etc., this is a sort of mind game which people are playing. That kind of NATO mentality has never been India's. If it has been there in Asia before, I think it's in other countries, not in mine," External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar had said in April 2021, addressing the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi.
India and China have abstained during UNSC and UNGA voting on the latest Russia-Ukraine conflict.