MELBOURNE: While economic factors are set to dominate the foreign policy of the new Indian government, it may adopt a "muscular" policy towards Pakistan and bolster defence capabilities against China
Earlier this year more than 60 prominent figures from diplomacy, think tanks, higher education, politics, business and media took part in the 'Australia India Rountable' dialogue held at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney and the Australia India Institute in Melbourne.
"I think that the time has come for a much closer relationship between Australia and India, which for too long was shaped by the fact that both countries were on opposing sides of the Cold War," says Professor Amitabh Mattoo, chief executive of the Australia-India Institute.
Prestigious Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships (VIDS) will award AUD$90,000 to international scholars from India to pursue research at a university in Victoria, Australia in 2015. To be eligible you must be accepted into a doctoral program at a Victorian university. Contact your university in Victoria for further information about scholarships for doctoral students.
Applications for the Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) 2015 are now open. The AIYD is a youth-driven bilateral conference held over 4 days. The fourth AIYD will be hosted in Australia from 26 – 29 January 2015, in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
Building on the work that was originally funded by grants given by the Australia India Institute, People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization, is an international educational program. The exhibition documents community-driven projects that share a common goal: the promotion of inclusive urbanization through innovations in participatory design and planning. PBBC is currently available in English, Spanish, French , Portuguese, Hindi and Chinese.
The Australia India Institute (AII) along with the Governance & Public Policy Initiative of the Centre for Policy Research and the Australia-India Council is pleased to announce the arrival of a young Parliamentarian visit to Australia. The five-city visit will take place between August the 18th-22nd and will be an important fact finding mission for some of India’s young parliamentary members.
The Australia India Institute is pleased to announce the latest addition to the ‘Fearless Nadia’ papers, a series of original essays focussing on various aspects of the relationship between India and Australia.
Ahead of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to India next month, a white paper submitted to the Australian government has sought the early inking of an economic cooperation pact, and stressed on the need for urgent engagement with the new Indian government in a bid to reverse dwindling bilateral trade.