Quad Summit has put the spotlight on India Shining. US President Joe Biden praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for addressing the Covid-19 epidemic in a democratic manner, drawing a parallel between “India’s achievement and China’s failure” to tackle the pandemic at the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on Tuesday.
According to a senior official, Biden compared India’s achievement to China’s failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the two countries are similar in size.
Furthemore Biden added that PM Modi’s success has demonstrated to the world that democracies can deliver, and has debunked the “myth that autocracies like China and Russia can handle the rapidly changing world better because their leadership can take and implement decisions without going through lengthy democratic processes.”
According to reports, these remarks from President Biden appeared to be unscripted, as he made a special intervention to say this before his prepared remarks.
Quad Summit: Biden Draws Parallels between India’s Achievement and China’s Failure to tackle Pandemic
PM Modi met US President Biden today shortly after holding the Quad Leaders’ Summit. The meeting marks a continuation of their regular dialogue having interacted most recently in virtual mode on April 11.
The leaders of the Quad nations–Australia, India, Japan, and the United States–met today in Tokyo for the fourth time and the second time in person.
This meeting comes after the fourth interaction of Quad Leaders since their first virtual meeting in March 2021, in-person Summit in Washington D.C. in September 2021 and virtual meeting in March 2022.
The Quad Summit provided an opportunity for the Leaders to exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and contemporary global issues of mutual interest. The Quad summit (/topic/quadsummit) taking place witnessed the launch of a new initiative for continuous collaboration in the maritime domain, space, climate change, health and cyber security.