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India, Australia to sign logistics sharing pact during PM Morrison’s high-profile visit

Australian PM Scott Morrison armed with power packed delegation comprising Foreign and Defence Ministers besides Foreign Secretary will seek to expand partnership in the Indo-Pacific region during his state visit from Jan 14.

The two sides are eyeing to conclude logistics sharing agreement for their militaries during the visit, ET has learnt. Morrison will outline his vision for bilateral strategic partnership through Raisina Dialogue. This will be first big incoming visit of 2020 to India.

Logistics sharing agreements with nations like Australia will significantly enhance the capability of the Navy to operate eastwards, which is an increasing area of interest, officials explained.

But the agreement should not been seen in the context of the `Quad’ initiative, officials said that individual relations with the nations have progressed to a level where increasing bilateral activity requires such a pact. Read More

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