Australia vs India Richard Marles, the deputy prime minister of Australia, will visit India on Sunday for two days to take part in the second round of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue between the two nations. The Defence Ministry announced Marles’ visit and added that he would be present at the Sunday World Cup final between Australia and India in Ahmedabad.
Richard Markles, the deputy prime minister of Australia, will visit India for two days starting on Sunday to take part in the second “2+2” ministerial dialogue between the two nations.
The Defence Ministry announced Marles’ visit and added that he would be present at the Sunday World Cup final between Australia and India in Ahmedabad.
Penny Wong, the foreign minister of Australia, is also visiting India to participate in the discussions scheduled for Monday in Delhi.
The delegation will be headed by Rajnath Singh.
Leading the Indian delegation at the negotiations will be Ministers of Defence Rajnath Singh and External Affairs S Jaishankar.
Marley’s visit to India was announced by the Defence Ministry on Saturday. In addition, he is Australia’s Minister of Defence.
“Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles will visit India from 19 to 20 November to co-chair the second India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh,” said a statement.
According to the ministry, on November 20, Singh and Markles will have a bilateral meeting before having “2+2” discussions.
There’s a scheduled meeting between Jaishankar and Singh.
It said that Singh and Jaishankar would co-chair the “2+2” dialogue with their Australian counterparts.
The Defence Ministry reports that Australia and India have a comprehensive strategic partnership and that Minister Markles’ visit will likely strengthen overall and bilateral defence cooperation.
It stated that the bilateral Defence Ministers’ meeting and the 2+2 talks are expected to cover a wide range of topics of mutual interest to both countries.
In September 2021, Australia and India held their first-ever “2+2” ministerial dialogue.
India has this kind of framework for communication with very few nations, like Japan and the US.
On November 10, the most recent iteration of the India-US Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue took place in New Delhi.
Over time, India and Australia’s bilateral defence and strategic ties have grown significantly.
The two nations upgraded their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership in June 2020 and inked a historic deal that allows them to share access to military bases for logistical support.
In addition to promoting improved overall defence cooperation, the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA) permits the armies of the two nations to use each other’s bases for supply replenishment and repair.