"Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has made a landmark visit to India
this week in the hopes of boosting ties in trade, education and security.
Australia’s relationship with India has been marked by short bursts of
enthusiasm, interspersed with long periods of disinterest.
For a long time, Australia and India shared only superficial similarities
captured by the belaboured phrase “cricket, curry, Commonwealth”.
Though cricket remains a mainstay, in the past few years the relationship has
deepened. In large part this is due to the flare-up of India’s border dispute
with China, and the general deterioration of Australia’s relationship with
Australia is now looking to India as both a geopolitical and economic partner
as it seeks to diversify its markets and shape regional order in the
Meanwhile, India looks to Australia for resources, investments and support in
its ongoing disputes with China.
So what are the two sides seeking from Albanese’s visit, and what does it mean
for Australia-India relations?"
*** Xanni ***
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