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11 Sep 2021: PIB Summary & Analysis


1. India - Australia Relations

1. India – Australia Relations


‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue between India & Australia.


  • India’s External Affairs Minister and Defence Minister held talks with their Australian counterparts in New Delhi at the high-level 2+2 foreign and defence ministerial dialogue between India and Australia.
  • The dialogue is aimed at further ramping up the overall defence and strategic cooperation between the two countries, including in the Indo-Pacific amid China’s increasing military assertiveness in the region.
  • The in-person talks are taking place at a time the global focus has been on the situation in Afghanistan and the issue is likely to figure in the deliberations.
  • The foreign and defence ministerial talks are taking place amid renewed efforts by the Quad member countries to expand cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • During the discussions, both sides emphasised the need to ensure free flow of trade, adherence to international rules and norms and sustainable economic growth in the entire region.

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