India’s decision to revive the quadrilateral security dialogue with Japan, the United States (US) and Australia marks an important departure in its engagement with the great powers. It is a decisive step towards the consolidation of the strategic partnerships with the US and its Asian allies, and in enhancing New Delhi’s bargaining power vis-à-vis Beijing. As he seeks a say in defining the agenda of the Quad, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heralding his country’s self-confident pursuit of enlightened self-interest with all the major powers.

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This article was originally published by the Institute of South Asian Studies.