The Quad’s ideology of a “diamond of democracies” can only succeed if it does not insist on exclusivity in India’s strategic calculations given that India shares a special place among the Quad members when it comes to its relationship with China. Comment. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-message-in-alaska-from-washington-to-beijing/article34112177.ece In the intro mention the recently concluded first Quad Summit. In the body, mention the joint statement by the leaders at Summit that called for a region that is free, open, inclusive, healthy, anchored by democratic values. Next mention outcomes of the Summit in progress in terms of covid vaccine, climate change, critical technology. … Continue reading The Quad’s ideology of a “diamond of democracies” can only succeed if it does not insist on exclusivity in India’s strategic calculations given that India shares a special place among the Quad members when it comes to its relationship with China. Comment. 10 marks