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India, Australia discuss trade, defence, counter-terrorism ahead of Raisina Dialogue

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and held discussions for collaboration between the two countries in the areas of defence, trade and investment, and counter-terrorism.

held discussions with her Australian counterpart and "friend" here on Tuesday, ahead of the much anticipated Raisina Dialogue, 2019. Payne is slated to deliver the Ministerial Address on 'The Arrival of Global Politics' at the event.

"With friend and counterpart @SushmaSwaraj ahead of @raisinadialogue to discuss our shared strategic interests & opportunities for India, collaboration in trade and investment, defence and counterterrorism," Payne tweeted after the meeting.

The two leaders took stock of defence and security partnerships, discussed enhancing regional cooperation in Indo-Pacific, and collaboration in all aspects of the bilateral relationship, according to a statement from India's

The Australian leader is also scheduled to meet with during her two-day visit to India, which ends on January 9.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 17:40 IST