Washington DC: While assuring that the Western nations and allied partners are putting up a united front against Russian aggression in Ukraine, Biden said that India—a member of the Indo-Pacific Quad—was “a bit shaky” when it came to dealing with Putin. This comes amid the US constantly nudging India to turn against Russia, a time-tested partner and an ally of historical significance.
“But in response to Russian aggression, we presented a united front throughout NATO and in the Pacific. The QUAD is, with the possible exception of India being somewhat shaky on some of this, but Japan has been extremely strong, so is Australia,” said the Biden said on Monday.
India is a member of the Quad, an international partnership that also includes the US, Australia, and Japan, and the leaders of all four nations are slated to meet this year in Tokyo.