Australia-India sign 6 MoUs, including co-operation in terrorism and organised crime

  • Australia-India sign 6 MoUs, including co-operation in terrorism and organised crime

Australia-India sign 6 MoUs, including co-operation in terrorism and organised crime

A number of agreements were signed following Monday's bilateral summit. "I hope your visit to India is as productive as it has been for Steven Smith's batting", PM Modi said.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull touted Australia's "pragmatic" approach to "affordable energy" in his visit to India on Monday, April 10.

Malcolm Turnbull wants to bring Australia and India much closer together through talks on energy, education and security during his visit to the subcontinent.

The Autralian Prime Minister arrived here on Sunday on a four-day state visit to India.

However, the much-anticipated Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, talks for which were initiated during the time of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, did not feature among the six MoUs.

Turnbull said "strategic and security cooperation" was taking place through regular engagements.

And, even though the two sides agreed to a fresh round of discussions, he made it clear his priority was now the broader Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Turnbull, on his first visit to India, said, "The success you have achieved is the wonder of the world". The two leaders also inaugurated a research center on nano and bio technology. Skills never got the focus that it should have."Rudy said India need to train 400 million people in organised and unorganised sector. They asserted that the fight against terrorists, terror organisations and networks should also identify, hold accountable and take strong measures against all those who encourage, support and finance terrorism, provide sanctuary to terrorists and terror groups, and falsely extol their virtues".

The joint statement seeks a secure and rule-based Indo-Pacific region, ensuring maritime security and safety of sea lanes, lines of communications and resolving maritime disputes by peaceful means in accordance with worldwide law, a snub to China, declared to be in violation of the Law of the Seas.

Prime Minister Turnbull said more than 5000 Australian companies are operating in the country and are investing enormously to the country's economy. They also mentioned that they expect the anticipated commercial export of uranium from Australia to India to start soon.

It added that the duo "welcomed continued and deepened trilateral cooperation and dialogue among Australia, India and Japan".