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Concerns over China override Quad partners' differences with India on Russia, say analysts

(From left) Australian PM Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and Indian PM Narendra Modi in Tokyo on May 24, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - The recent leaders' meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) on Tuesday (May 24) showed that members appeared to have agreed to disagree on Russia for now, amid the larger focus on countering the rise of China, said analysts.

India is the only Quad member that has refused to directly condemn Russia for the Ukraine war, even as it has asked for an immediate cessation of hostilities and urged a path of dialogue and diplomacy.

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