Australia India Institute Defence Program launched

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles, MP, speaks at the launch of the The Australia-India Institute Defence Program. Photo-AII

CANBERRA, February 7, 2023: Australia and India have been enhancing their relations on all fronts in recent months. The signing of the free trade agreement between the two countries, and high profile visits by each others Ministers set the tone for the much deeper strategic relations. And, defence is no exception.

Aimed to promote regional stability and consolidate the strategic ties, the Australia India Institute (AII) launched it’s ‘Australia India Institute Defence Program’, here at the Australian Parliament with guest speakers, including Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Defence, the Hon. Richard Marles MP, Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, and Dr. David Brewster.

Photo-AII

The Australia India Institute Defence Program is focused on promoting discussion on new areas of Australia-India defence and security cooperation with the goal of strengthening strategic ties between the two countries and promoting regional stability. The Program will include publications on potential new initiatives, including on defence industry cooperation.

LINK – Australia India Defence Programme

A AII brochure says: “The Defence Program, with funding assistance from the Australian Government Department of Defence, will drive a deeper understanding in both Australia and India of our growing defence and security ties and opportunities for new initiatives. We will promote understanding and collaboration via research, dialogue, visits and public policy recommendations.”

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