Gurjit Singh writes: China cannot get India out of BRICS or the G20 as it has been trying to keep India out of other international fora. India needs to ensure that expansion is not on Chinese terms and that the countries admitted are equally receptive to India.
The summit outcomes will help the transition of Quad from a security dialogue to multifaceted cooperation. India will do well to join this initiative either through triangular efforts with Japan and the US or as part of the Quad
In the absence of taking on the Chinese dragon, the focus has been on emphasising ASEAN centrality. While this is a given in almost every ASEAN partner’s statement, the reiteration in various documents this time gives the impression that the centrality of ASEAN is actually under challenge.