Past Event

The Quad’s relevance to Indo-Pacific security order in the post-pandemic world

March 21, 2021 | 04:30 - 06:00
  • Cisco WebEx Webinar


Following our earlier event on closer Indo-Pacific collaboration between the UK and India in the Quad, we engage stakeholders from across the world to discuss the importance of the Quad.

This event is organised by the Usanas Foundation, with NewsX, The Sunday Guardian as partners with Bridge India.

In the Indo-Pacific geopolitical security order, the Quad has entered a critical phase. Sceptics question its relevance. However, in the years to come, the Quad will undoubtedly play a critical role in the regional and global order. It will do by defining the Indo-Pacific region’s geopolitics and nurturing a new regional normative order based on equity, respect for territorial integrity, and sustaining democratic values.


  • Dr Arvind Gupta, India’s former Deputy National Security Advisor and Director, Vivekananda International Foundation
  • Prof Madhav Nalapat, Editorial Director, Sunday Guardian & NewsX, Member, Usanas Advisory Board
  • Bradley Bowman, Senior Director, Center for Military and Political Power at Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Cleo Pascal, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  • Dr Fred C. Smith, Lecturer of Intelligence and Strategic Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Dr Srikanth Kondapalli, Former Chairman, Center for East Asian Studies, JNU, and Member, Usanas Advisory Board
  • Dr Satoru Nagao, Non-Resident Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Abhinav Pandya, Founder & CEO, Usanas Foundation (moderator)
  • Amb. Anil Trigunayat, former Indian Envoy to Libya, Malta and Jordan, and Member, Usanas Advisory Board (Vote of thanks)

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi