AIBC Defence & Security Chapter inaugurated; Australian companies to attend Defence Expo 2022, Gandhinagar

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 30 November 2021: Australia and India have been moving ahead to strenghen defence and security relations in recent years. India is one of the biggest defence equipment importer in the world and Australia’s keenness to be part of that is evident. The emerging Cold War with China in the Indo-Pacific has pushed Australia for stronger defence related ties with India, which for many years lay dormant.The recent exchanges between the leaders of the two countries speak for themselves.

The inauguration today of the Australia India Business Council (AIBC)’s Defence and Security Chapter in a zoom event, is another step in the emerging political and strategic relations between India and Australia. India’s High Commissioner in Canberra, Mr. Manpreet Vohra speaking on the occassion invited Australian defence companies to invest in Indian’s liberalised defence sector and mentioned the newly setup defence corridors for defence investment in Uttar Pradesh and Tamilnadu. He disclosed the proposed participation of Australian defence companies in the Defence Expo to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat 10-13 March 2022.


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Chair for Defence & security Industry Chapter Mr Joe Williams said the organisation will support business and startup industries in the defence sector taking advantage of the good relations between Australia and India.

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Mr. Peter Dutton, Australia’s Minister of Defence in a Video message detailed the already existing engagements between the two countries in defence and other industries and said it gives a strong message in the Indo Pacific region.


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Mr.Graham Priestnall, Chairman, Australian Industry & Defence Network said we will work with you with a large number of small and medium providers across Australia.


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Mr. Jayanti Patel, President, Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers also spoke at the Zoom meeting.


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A vote of thanks was given by Mr. Jorawar Sandhu, AIBC ACT Chapter.

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