12 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden interacts with Indian PM Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga, during a virtual Quad summit on Friday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The four leaders recognised that none of them could be safe as long as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread
  • The Quad nations will collaborate to strengthen equitable vaccine access for the Indo-Pacific
  • The leaders also called for "transparent and results-oriented reform" at the WHO

12 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Quad is going to be vital in our cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and I look forward to looking closely to working with all of you in the coming years," Biden told the Quad leaders. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Joe Biden was addressing the Quad summit on Friday
  • It is the first virtual summit of Quad countries
  • He also vowed that US will always be committed to work with its allies in the Indo-Pacific region

12 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • Narendra Modi talked about shared values and promoting a secure, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific
  • Modi made the remarks during the first summit of the four-nation coalition
  • The first Quad summit was also attended by US President Joe Biden

12 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Leaders of India, US, Japan and Australia will participate in the first-ever Quad summit. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The first-ever Quad summit will be held on Friday
  • China sees the group as a plot against Beijing
  • Coronavirus vaccine will be a major agenda for the meeting

12 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a municipal worker in New Delhi. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • US President Joe Biden has vowed to reinvigorate alliances in the face of growing worries about China
  • The United States, India, Japan and Australia have launched a joint drive to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccine supply in Asia
  • The 'Quad' nations have agreed to work together to produce up to one billion vaccine doses by 2022

11 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
US is giving utmost importance to closer cooperation with its allies in the Indo-Pacific region. (AFP File Photo)

  • The Biden administration has sent many clear signals that it will seek to strengthen Indo-US relations
  • China's territorial and economic expansionism is serving as a catalyst in this regard
  • Institutional linkages such as through Quad and the 2+2 dialogue will also be further cemented