P. S. Suryanarayana

Adjunct Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

P S Suryanarayana is an adjunct senior fellow with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was previously a foreign correspondent of India’s English-language daily, The Hindu, where he served successively in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Asia-Pacific region. He is the author of three books: The Elusive Tipping Point: China-India Ties for a New Order (World Scientific, Singapore, 2021); Smart Diplomacy: Exploring China-India Synergy (World Century, USA, 2016); and The Peace Trap: An Indo-Sri Lankan Political Crisis (Affiliated East West Press, India, 1988).

US President Joe Biden listens as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a 'Quad nations' meeting at the Leaders' Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework held in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, 24 September 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

AUKUS and Quad do not solve India's regional security problems

China’s efforts to reap strategic gains in Kabul, in partnership with Pakistan and Russia, are of real concern to India following the US pullout from Afghanistan. Will Beijing reinforce Islamabad’s navy in retaliation for the AUKUS pact? Is an alternative arrangement linking China, Pakistan and Russia emerging to rival the US-led Quad which includes India?