As part of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, two landmark Defence Arrangements between Australia and India have been established during a virtual bilateral summit between the two.

The Australia-India Mutual Logistics Support Arrangement and the Defence Science and Technology Implementing Arrangement provide a framework to deepen defence cooperation between the two countries.

Minister for Defence, Senator Linda Reynolds.

Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said India is a significant security partner for Australia. “We have a strong shared interest in working together to support a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific,” Reynolds said. “We now have a solid framework for Indian and Australian defence organisations to enhance our research collaboration and develop defence capabilities that help maintain our technological edge in this era of rapid change and increasing threats,” Reynolds said. “These arrangements reflect India and Australia’s strong commitment to practical global cooperation. We look forward to being able to recommence engagement in person as soon as circumstances permit.”

The Mutual Logistics Support Arrangement will enhance military interoperability, enabling increasingly complex military engagement, and greater combined responsiveness to regional humanitarian disasters. This arrangement paves the way for greater cross-service military activity, building on the success of our most complex exercise to date, AUSINDEX 2019, which focused on anti-submarine warfare.

The Science and Technology Implementing Arrangement will facilitate improved collaboration between our defence science and technology research organisations, both of whom have made important contributions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Is Aussie placing the right bet – by relying on the Indians to stand up to PRC ? Indians cannot even take on the PRC in trading blocks.The Indian Strategy is NOT to join the block.

    India is a nation of weasels and cowards.This is the record of history.Weasels never sit on a table, with powerful peopl or nations.They need protection ALWAYS.

    India will NEVER be a part of any organisation or endeavour,which involves PRC.

    Y ?

    PRC will expose India and Indians – strategically,militarily and diplomatically.India will be outfoxed in very fora by the PRC,and will realise its REAL standing in the world

    Indians will ONLY be a part of schemes which have the Americans on board – as they essentially,latch on to the coat tails,of the Americans.

    Even if India were to be a part of the ASEAN or RCEP,the PRC would have exposed the worth of the Indians.What value can India add to ASEAN or RCEP – UNLESS it opens its markets ?

    There is no Indian Industry which can compete with Thai,Pino and Malaysian Industry.

    Basically,Indians will NOT ALLOW PRC to reap or claim the success of any venture or trading block,or strategic initiative.

    That is Y the Indians are NOT a part of the BRI,and Y the Indians delayed entry into the SCO (especially after Pakistan,also joined in)

    What can India offer to PRC and Trading Blocks ? India CANNOT open its markets,as Indian Industry CANNOT compete.Post COVID,and the precarious nature of India’s fiscal and monetary condition,there is no role for India,in any multilateral block.

    India has no cards left and nothing to offer – to buy the chips.

    Indians excel when they are on the table,with superpowers,like Bhutan,Maldives,Lanka, Nepal,Dhaka, Myanmar ………Seychelles etc.

    That is the worth of the Indian Weasels.dindooohindoo

    Does a nation of such weasels and cowards deserve to be on un the UNSC ?

    It is a lapdog of the USA,and will always be so,due to its geography (neighbours like Pakistan and PRC),
    vast sea borders (which cannot be secured),limited hydrocarbons,700 million poor farmers,200 million Muslims and a busted Banking and Industrial structure.

    Can such a nation EVER have an Independent voice or mind ? The Indians need Israel and the USA.

    History shows that whichever nation was supported by Israel and the USA,was destroyed – forever.


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