India and Australia: Strong India-Australia ties are critical for the Indo-Pacific’s peace, security, and prosperity, according to Rajnath Singh.
China is Australia’s and India’s largest trading partner, and our biggest security anxiety is China, stated Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles in his opening remarks at the 2+2 dialogue on Monday. This collaboration is crucial for our region, but it is consequential for us, according to Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong.
Both sides agree that a robust India-Australian partnership will be beneficial, not just for the usual benefit of both our countries but also for the overall peace, security, and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific, according to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Mr. Singh stated that defense in particular has grown to be one of the most important pillars of the strategic partnership. Mr. Marles agreed, stating that defense is an integral part of the “bedrock” of the bilateral relationship.