China is closely watching the two-plus-two ministerial talks between India and Australia.What are the implications of two plus two dialogue?What will be the interest of China in this dialogue between the two countries?Indeed, in South Asia, after the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan, the Taliban's occupation of Kabul, the increasing interest of China and Pakistan in Afghanistan.In view of China's increasing interference in the Indo-Pacific region and the bitterness that has arisen in India-China relations, this dialogue between the two countries is considered very important.Let us know the opinion of experts that how effective and meaningful this dialogue will be in the changing international scenario.
Dialogue between the two countries was fruitful in a new environment
India will benefit immensely from Modi's Act East policy
1- India has benefited immensely from the Act East policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The friendship between PM Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has added a lot of sweetness to these relations.If we look at the different bilateral relations between the four countries of the Quad, then it is clear that in all these equations, the relationship between India and Australia has been seen to be the weakest.
2- It was Australia that joined the Quad more than a decade ago, saying that it did not want to upset China.Australia already had military and nuclear security agreements with the US and Japan.It is clear that the question was only of India and between India and China then Australia had chosen China.
3- After India's nuclear test of 1998, Australia's behavior was the rudest and unnecessary.However, Japan and the US showed diplomatic courtesy in their response.Australia had become very upset then and had taken the irrational step of sending back the officers of the Indian Army who were doing the staff course.In this regard, relations between India and Australia have been very good for the last few years.
What is Act East Policy after all?
In the year 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought India's Act East Policy with the aim of promoting the participation of countries present in the Asia-Pacific region as well.This policy took the Look East policy of the previous governments a step further.When this policy was started, it was seen as an economic initiative, but now this policy has acquired political, strategic and cultural importance as well.Under this, a mechanism has also been started to increase the dialogue and mutual cooperation between the countries.Under this policy, India has increased connectivity with Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Singapore and ASEAN countries as well as countries in the Asia-Pacific region.