‘Really feel fortunate with the Cricket World Cup consequence’, says Australian Dy PM throughout 2+2 assembly with Rajnath Singh

Picture Supply : PTI Australian Dy PM Richard Marles and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh throughout a 2+2 assembly in Delhi.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh held an important bilateral assembly within the nationwide capital the place each mentioned a variety of points together with cricket, safety and naval safety. Talking on the assembly, Marles confused that the 2 sides up to date one another in regards to the improvement with regard to the final assembly and added in the present day’s assembly has allowed reaffirming resolve to additional deepen the defence partnership. In line with the assertion launched by the Ministry of Defence, New Delhi steered Canberra to work collaboratively on shipbuilding and flight upkeep.

“Throughout our earlier dialogue, we had been in a position to establish areas and initiatives the place our two international locations would collaborate. In the present day’s assembly will give us a possibility to reaffirm our resolve to additional deepen our defence partnership,” he stated.

He congratulated Crew India for its efficiency through the lately concluded Cricket World Cup and added he felt “fortunate” with the consequence. Nonetheless, he affirmed that India might misplaced the match however dubbed it as an expression of friendship between the 2 democracies. 

“It is nice to be again in India once more and to be right here at such an auspicious time for the World Cup. I congratulate India for the way in which it hosted the World Cup and the way in which through which India has performed. And we really feel fortunate with the consequence final night time. But it surely has been only a nice expression of the friendship between Australia and India,” stated Marles who witnessed the historic match with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad.


  • In line with the assertion launched by the Defence Ministry, Singh and Marles reaffirmed their dedication in the direction of additional strengthening the bilateral defence relations.
  • It stated the ministers expressed satisfaction on the rising military-to-military cooperation between the 2 international locations, together with joint workout routines, exchanges and institutional dialogue. 
  • Additionally, the Defence Minister congratulated his counterpart on the maiden and profitable conduct of the multilateral train ‘Malabar’ by Australia in August this yr.
  • The Ministry stated that the 2 sides underscored the significance of additional enhancing cooperation in data change and maritime area consciousness between the 2 international locations.
  • The 2 sides are additionally in a sophisticated stage of debate to conclude implementing preparations on Hydrography Cooperation and cooperation for air-to-air refuelling, it added.
  • “Minister Rajnath Singh emphasised that the forces of the 2 international locations must also have a look at cooperating in area of interest coaching areas like Synthetic Intelligence, anti-submarine and anti-drone warfare and cyber area. The 2 ministers agreed that deepening cooperation in defence trade and analysis would give a fillip to the already sturdy relationship,” it stated.

Space of collaboration 

The Defence Minister steered that shipbuilding, ship restore and upkeep and plane Upkeep, Restore, and Overhaul (MRO) could possibly be the potential areas of collaboration. The 2 ministers additionally mentioned cooperation for joint analysis in underwater applied sciences.

Collaboration between the defence start-ups of each international locations, together with that for fixing challenges collectively, was mentioned by the ministers. They concurred {that a} sturdy India-Australia defence partnership will augur properly not only for the mutual advantage of the 2 international locations but additionally for the general safety of the Indo-Pacific.

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