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Bolstering our ties with India

Australia and India are Indo-Pacific partners with a shared vision for a resilient, inclusive and open region.

The Australia India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, announced in 2020, underpins our relationship, and our connections continue to grow and expand as both countries invest in its future.

Australia has announced a new suite of initiatives to continue to bolster our economic, science, cyber, people-to-people and environmental ties with India.


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India Economic Strategy Update

An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from Potential to Delivery (IES) was presented as an independent report to the Australian Government in 2018 as a roadmap to deepen economic integration with India. The IES persuasively argued that no country would offer more growth opportunities for Australian businesses than India over the coming decades.


Centre for Australia-India Relations

Will grow our community and cultural links, work in practical ways to help businesses succeed in the Indian market, and channel the expertise of the Indian-Australian community.


Expanding our Diplomatic Footprint and Technology Sector Cooperation


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Enabling our Vibrant Diaspora Community and Businesses

  • A diaspora mapping report will highlight key networks such as Australian company directors, professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs of Indian ancestry. This research will underpin a diaspora engagement strategy to better target our engagement and grow ties between Australia and India.
  • The newly formed Business Champions grouping will accelerate commercial engagement and provide an avenue to work with governments on improving the business environment


Strengthening our Education and Research Links


Accelerating the New Energy Economy


Broadening our Resources and METS Relationship


Building our Science and Innovation Ties


Laying the Ground for Greater Trade


Building Potential in Infrastructure


Expanding our Regional Presence

  • An Australian High Commission in Malé will deepen our education, tourism and broader economic linkages in the Maldives
  • The Bay of Bengal Trade and Energy Partnership will deliver greater export opportunities in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka


Boosting the Creative and Cultural Industries

  • The Maitri Cultural Partnership will support projects, events, exhibitions and professional exchanges in the visual and performing arts, literature, film, and music sectors.
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