In a speech delivered on 6 September 2021 at the Australian National University, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar pronounced himself in favor of accelerating the US-driven project of an alliance against China, dubbed Quad [Video].

Hitherto noncommittal, India’s turnabout is in reaction to the fall of Kabul.

The Quads are a proposed US-Australia-India-Japan military alliance against China. Ultimately, they are expected to join forces with NATO.