Jagannath Panda was quoted in The Print on the Hawaii TDMM and how Australia, Japan and the U.S. are setting their action plan
October 4, 2022: Jagannath Panda, Head of the Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs, was quoted in The Print’s article “All eyes on India as Quad allies US, Japan, Australia call out China, Russia at Hawaii meet”:
Jagannath Panda said the Hawaii TDMM is a reflection of how Australia, Japan and the US are “setting their action plan concretised in areas such as critical defence technologies.”
“This will certainly set a new momentum for other minilateral groupings in the Indo-Pacific region such as the Quad and the AUKUS,” he said.
“Quad countries need to discuss further and build a consensus on how to proceed ahead in forging a credible cooperation in areas such as defence technology including in cyber and space domains. China’s rising dominance in critical technological space comes as a constant reminder that the Indo-Pacific region needs a strong action plan. Furthermore, China’s partnership with Russia post the Ukraine war should come as a wake-up call for all the Quad countries to discuss cooperation in critical defence areas that involve sensitive technologies.”