Washington: The US has ruled out the possibility of India or Japan being included in the recently formed trilateral alliance ‘Aukus’ (AUCUS) Quadrilateral Framework (Quad) with Australia and Britain for the security of the Indo-Pacific. House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a daily news conference on Wednesday that the Ocus announcement last week was not merely symbolic and I think President Joe Biden has also sent the same message to French President Emmanuel Macron that, no other country will be included in the alliance formed for security.
Saki was asked whether India or Japan would be included in this alliance, to which he replied. The US, Britain, and Australia on September 15 announced a new trilateral security alliance ‘Aucus’ (AUCUS) for the strategically important region amid China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific, to protect their common interests. and better share defense capabilities, including helping Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines.
Due to this agreement, it has canceled the contract with France. France had criticized its non-inclusion in the coalition, saying it showed a lack of coherence when it faced common challenges in the Indo-Pacific. “It is, of course, an important topic for discussion with many countries, including France, who have a direct interest in this area,” Saki said.