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India, Australia to deepen bilateral defence ties


India, Australia to deepen bilateral defence ties

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): India and Australia have asserted their desire to continue to broaden and deepen the bilateral defence relationship based on shared strategic interests. Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi and confirmed the implementation of action plan outlined in the Framework for Security Cooperation agreed to by the Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Tony Abbott during the former's Sydney visit last year in November.

Realising the importance of Indian Ocean to regional and global trade, the ministers acknowledged the importance of freedom of maritime navigation. The ministers also discussed about the first navy-to-navy bilateral maritime exercise to be held later this month, which will involve multiple ship visits and maritime assets from both the countries.

The exercise will foster greater interoperability and cooperation between both nations and further contribute to maritime security.

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