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The overtly military profile of the Quad….

The overtly military profile of the Quad and its anti-China slant is one reason why India has preferred to go slow on the grouping. It remains opposed to Australia’s entry partly because that is seen as enhancing the Quad’s military profile and, therefore, likely to raise China’s hackles. Among Quad members, India is the only country with a land and increasingly maritime link with China. India is therefore keen that the Quad develops a ‘softer’ side, such as focus on economic connectivity.