Tension between India and China from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh is at its peak after the brutal killing of 20 Indian soldiers in the Galvan Valley. Both countries have deployed thousands of soldiers and weapons along the border. In this moment of crisis, not only India but also worldwide, demands have been raised that China has created a ‘string of pearls’ to surround India and India should also strengthen the ‘Quad’ and make it ‘Asian NATO’.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) started in 2007. However, it started in the year 2004–2005 when India extended a helping hand after the tsunami that hit several countries in Southeast Asia. Four countries in the Quad include the US, Japan, Australia and India. In March, the Quad also had a meeting regarding the Corona virus. For the first time in this, New Zealand, D. Korea and Vietnam also joined.
China is strongly opposing the Quad
The Quad countries also carry out joint military exercises under the name Malabar. Experts believe that this group was formed to curb China’s growing economic and military aggression in Asia. Ever since the formation of this group, China has been irritated and is continuously opposing it. In the midst of military tension in Ladakh, China’s official newspaper Global Times continues to threaten India. At the same time, the edict is that India should stay away from the Quad and follow its policy of non-alignment.
China surrounds India through string of pearls
From Japan to Africa, expansionary policies were put in place. China under its string of pearls (string of pearls policy), long-standing efforts to surround India by building strategic and economically important bases in small countries of South Asia. Has been doing. China is helping to establish a naval base in Myanmar, Bangladesh. China is supplying arms and other goods to both countries.
China is building an artificial island in the Maldives just a few hundred kilometers from India. Leased Sri Lankan strategically important Hambantota port for 99 years. Similarly, China is developing Pakistan’s Guadar Port as a naval base. It is being told that China will use Gwadar Port to avoid the sight of India and America in Malacca Strait. Similarly, China is also building air base and naval base in Cambodia.
Will answer ‘string of pearls’
China’s Dadagiri is troubled not only by India but also Japan, America and Australia, Vietnam and many countries in South East Asia. All these countries are insisting on building a united front against the Chinese dragon. Experts say that India should strengthen the quad to meet China’s challenge. Some experts suggest that the Quad be made ‘NATO of Asia’.
They say that ‘Asian NATO’ is needed to deal with China in the same way as NATO took over from the Soviet Union. Actually, experts believe that if all the countries involved in the quad come together, then the Chinese dragon can be easily controlled. Japan is arguing with China over a deserted island. It is believed that the next clash between Japan and China in Asia may occur. On the other hand, China is preparing to build a naval base on the Solomon Islands near Australia. The US trade war with China and Taiwan have increased. These four countries together with other countries of Asia can easily surround China.