‘Without India, the world cannot solve this challenge, know what else PM Albanese of Australia said
Australia’s PM Albanese clearly said that climate challenges cannot be resolved without keeping India at the centre. He also said that India and Australia need to become strong strategic partners not only in terms of defence and security but also in the Indo-Pacific region.
Image Source: PTI FILE PM Albanese and PM Modi of Australia
New Delhi: The world has seen and acknowledged the friendship between Australia and India during the visit to India. The way Australia’s PM Anthony Albanese and PM Modi have given this message of friendship to the world from the cricket field, countries like China must have got chills. Meanwhile, the PM of Australia told the importance of India in the world. He clearly said that climate challenges cannot be resolved without keeping India at the centre. He also said that India and Australia need to become strong strategic partners not only in terms of defence and security but also in the Indo-Pacific region.
Australian PM’s address at IIT Delhi program
Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said here on Friday that India is better placed to provide leadership in the “Global South”. Along with this, he said that climate challenges cannot be resolved without keeping India at the centre. Addressing an event at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Albanese announced the appointment of Tim Thomas as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ‘Centre for Australia-India Relations‘.
India will play a big role in renewable energy: Albanese
He said that ‘India is in a better position to provide leadership in the ‘Global South’. Climate challenges cannot be resolved without keeping India at the centre. Australia will become a renewable energy superpower given its location. India will also become, and hence there are great opportunities to collaborate and work together. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landmark target for India to install 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 will have a profound impact on the global energy transformation,” he said.
Relations between the two countries will further deepen: Australian PM
‘Australia is rich in natural resources, important earth minerals that can help produce renewable energy,’ Albanese said. Therefore, this partnership will help India meet its growing energy demands. Talking about the ‘Centre for Australia-India Relations’, Albanese said it would “work to create a greater understanding of Australia-India relations between governments, industry, academia and the community”.
‘India big superpower in the Indian Ocean
“The perception of India in the world (today) is very different as compared to 1991 when I visited the country for the first time,” he said. Albanese said that India is a natural leader in the Indian Ocean region and the fastest-growing major economy in the world. He said, ‘India and Australia are natural partners. Together we can make more efforts for a better future.
India is considered a major power in the Indian Ocean region, owing to its strategic location and growing economic and military capabilities. The Indian Ocean is one of the world’s most important waterways, connecting the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and serving as a vital trade route for global commerce.
India has long been involved in the affairs of the Indian Ocean, with its history of maritime trade dating back thousands of years. Today, India is home to several major ports and naval bases and has a growing fleet of modern warships, submarines, and aircraft.
In recent years, India has been actively seeking to expand its influence in the Indian Ocean region, through initiatives such as the “Act East” policy and the development of strategic partnerships with key countries in the region. India is also a founding member of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), a regional organization aimed at promoting economic cooperation and security in the Indian Ocean.
Given its growing economic and military capabilities, India is widely seen as a key player in shaping the future of the Indian Ocean region and is likely to continue to play an important role in the years to come.
India’s strategic location at the centre of the Indian Ocean region, combined with its growing economic and military capabilities, has made it an important player in the region’s affairs. India’s navy is the largest in the region, and its growing fleet of advanced warships, submarines, and aircraft has helped to enhance its ability to project power and maintain maritime security.
In addition to its military capabilities, India has also been actively promoting economic development and regional integration in the Indian Ocean region. The “Act East” policy, launched in 2014, aims to deepen India’s engagement with the countries of Southeast Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific region, and to promote economic cooperation and connectivity.
India has also been working to enhance its strategic partnerships with key countries in the region, such as the United States, Japan, Australia, and France. These partnerships have focused on areas such as defence cooperation, joint exercises, and information sharing, aimed at promoting regional stability and security.
However, India’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean region has also raised concerns among some of its neighbours, particularly China and Pakistan. These countries have accused India of seeking to establish a “hegemonic” presence in the region, and have expressed concern about India’s growing military capabilities and strategic partnerships with other countries.
The relationship between Australia and India has grown significantly in recent years, driven by shared interests and a desire to deepen economic, strategic, and cultural ties.
One of the main drivers of the Australia-India relationship has been the growing economic ties between the two countries. Bilateral trade has increased significantly in recent years, with India becoming Australia’s fifth-largest export market, and Australia becoming India’s seventh-largest trading partner. The two countries have also signed a number of agreements aimed at promoting trade and investment, including the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) negotiations.
In addition to economic ties, Australia and India have also been working to deepen their strategic partnership. The two countries share a commitment to regional security and stability and have been cooperating closely on issues such as counter-terrorism, maritime security, and defence. Australia has also been supporting India’s bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Cultural ties between Australia and India have also been growing, with a significant Indian diaspora in Australia and increasing numbers of Australians travelling to India for business and tourism. The two countries have been working to enhance people-to-people ties through initiatives such as the Australia-India Council, which promotes cultural exchange and collaboration.