The agreements came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison attended the online summit.
Corona Crisis has had significant defence agreements between India (India) and Australia (Australia). The two countries signed six other agreements on Thursday to further strengthen relations, including the important agreement to facilitate mutual access to each other’s military bases for the purpose of logistic cooperation. The agreements came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison attended the online summit.
Under the Common Logistics Cooperation Agreement (MLSA) signed between the two countries, the military of the two countries has been asked to use each other’s military bases for repair and supply restoration, besides strengthening the entire defence cooperation. Significantly, India has made similar agreements with America, France and Singapore.
The two countries reached agreement on bilateral cooperation in areas such as cyber and cyber-rich technology and mineral and mining, military technology, vocational education and water resources management.
The two sides discussed important issues including the growing threat of terrorism, shipping security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, reforms in the World Trade Organization and ways to tackle the Corona virus crisis.
Both countries considered terrorism a threat to the peace and stability of the region and strongly condemned every form of evil, insisting that terrorist activity could not be justified on any basis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while attending an online summit with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Thursday, said that a process of holistic reform covering all sectors in India has been initiated as he calls the Corona virus crisis an ‘opportunity’.
The PM said, “I am especially grateful for the way Australia has taken care of the Indian community, and especially the Indian students, during this difficult time”. He said, “Our Government It is decided to see this crisis as an opportunity. In India, a process of comprehensive reform has been started in almost all areas. It will soon see results at the ground level. “Modi said that he believes that this is an opportune time, opportune moment to further strengthen the relationship between India and Australia and we have immense possibilities to further strengthen our friendship.”