A four-nation (including India) alliance may be rising to counter China’s Belt and Road

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Srinagar: Four countries  the U.S.JapanIndia and Australia  could join forces to set up an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s growing influence, the Australian Financial Review reported

The plan was on the agenda of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s meeting with President Donald Trump later this week, according to the report, which cited one unnamed senior U.S. official. The source, however, added that the plan was still “nascent” and “won’t be ripe enough” to be announced when the two leaders meet in the U.S.

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