The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, commonly known as the Quad, is a strategic security dialogue between Australia, India, Japan, and the United States that is maintained by talks between member countries.
Australia’s Quad partnership with India, Japan and the United States is a key pillar in Australia’s foreign policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is the lead Australian Government department for Australia’s commitment to QUAD.
One of the Workstreams in the Quad is counterterrorism. The Group works to support a peaceful and secure Indo-Pacific region through counter-terrorism cooperation. Quad partners convene annually to hold a multi-agency policy dialogue and a counter-terrorism Tabletop Exercise (TTX), designed around current and emerging threats in the region.
The TTX enables Quad partners to share concepts, methods and experience on contemporary and emerging counter-terrorism challenges, issues, and capabilities. The TTX is a key deliverable in the Foreign Ministers’ QUAD responsibilities.