During the meeting, PM Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison discussed a broad range of issues of bilateral, regional and global importance, Ministry of External Affais said.
The trilateral security alliance—AUKUS among Australia, UK and US is seen as an effort to counter China in the Indo-Pacific.
Ahead of the Quad Leaders' Summit, the US President Joe Biden held meetings with his Australian and British counterparts. Climate change and Covid-19, also the key issues.
North Korea also referenced the "backstabbing" remarks of US ally, France. Says that there would be corresponding actions if "even the smallest negative affect on our country's safety" is observed.
Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian had a meeting on phone in which both the leaders decided to build their ties on ‘political trust’.
The relationship conceived in 18th century revolutions appeared at a tipping point after the US, Australia and Britain shunned France in creating a new Indo-Pacific security arrangement.
US President Joe Biden will host the summit on September 24.
Both India and Australia rejected criticism of QUAD, saying the organization has a practical agenda.
The announcement was made by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who said the first flight carrying 94 evacuees touched down in the country's west coast city of Perth.
The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956
Australia has shut its borders and not allowing any commercial flights from India because of the massive COVID-19 surge
Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India with immediate effect until May 15 due to the 'very significant' spike in COVID-19 cases
US President Joe Biden on Friday opened the first Quad Leaders’ Summit held virtually and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
'The leaders agreed that they would meet in-person before the end of the year,' US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said hours after the maiden virtual Quad summit.
The virtual summit of the Quad was also attended by Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga, besides Modi and Biden
China was not mentioned in the Quad meeting, however, all four members of Quad have issues with Beijing.
The meeting to be held virtually is expected to last about 90 minutes, during which all the four leaders would also lay out their vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The Quad vaccine initiative will project and reinforce India's credentials as a reliable manufacturer and supplier of the vaccines.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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