Australia moots logistics support agreement with India to widen defence partnership in Indo-Pacific region

Australia and India can do more in global and regional responses to the threat of terrorism besides widening the scope of their Indo-Pacific partnership to stabilise Indian Ocean Region through Mutual Logistics Support Agreement would smooth the path towards closer defence cooperation, suggested Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu.

“Australia and India can do more in global and regional responses to the threat of terrorism. Australia was a co-sponsor of the UNSC resolution which led to the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Masood Azhar. We have a growing annual counter-terrorism dialogue and are developing practical cooperation on responding to the threat in South and Southeast Asia.

Prime Minister Modi has highlighted the threat which terrorism poses for all our societies during his recent visits to Maldives and Sri Lanka. We both support an effective Financial Action Task force which addresses the financing of terrorism,”   Read More

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