Delhi Bureau & Agencies
DEFENCE Ministers of India and Australia on Wednesday carried out a comprehensive review of strategic challenges and the regional security matrix and reaffirmed their shared objective of an open, inclusive and rules-based
Indo-Pacific, a region that has been witnessing growing Chinese bullying.
In their talks, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Australian counterpart Richard Marles explored industrial cooperation in the defence manufacturing sector as well as ways to enhance capabilities of their militaries.
Marles is on a four-day visit to India from Monday amid geo-political upheavals triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Ukraine crisis is understood to have figured in the talks.
Australia is a key partner of India and the strategic cooperation between the two sides has been on an upswing, both bilaterally as well as under the framework of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.