The Australia-India Council (AIC) will be inviting applications under its 2014-15 general grants round from Friday 13 June (applications close on Sunday 3 August).
Nirmala Sitharaman, a guest of the Australia India Institute, has been appointed as the Minister for Commerce & Industry, and the Minister for
Australia India Institute (AII) inaugural director Amitabh Mattoo and Victorian Tourism Minister Louise Asher have been conferred with the Ashoka Award for their contributions to the India-Australia relationship.
Ajit Doval, a recent guest speaker at the Australia India Institute has been appointed as India’s National Security Advisor (NSA).
After five years of policy paralysis under a dysfunctional coalition government, India, with a newly elected leadership, promises to once again become a major player in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Australia India Institute is proud to launch the first of our Chanakya papers.
He's a moustached and a bespectacled guy in his early 40s. An unremarkable-looking fellow with a receding hairline and a funny muffler wrapped around his head. He is not your immaculately dressed Narendra Modi, nor your polished Rahul Gandhi – the handsome scion of a political dynasty. If you watch him in action, even with the TV on mute, his body language and animated hand gestures speak volumes. He’s aggressive and restless. He’s Arvind Kejriwal.
In India, the world's largest democracy, voting in the marathon six-week, nine-phase general election is continuing. Here Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Director of the Australia India Institute, and Nicholas Reece, Public Policy Fellow at the University of Melbourne, provide a primer on the logistics, the players, the parties, the policies, and the prospects of the leading campaigners.
April 24 is the second-biggest voting day in India’s nine-phase election, with 117 seats up for grabs. The constituencies are located across the sub-continent, stretching from Nowgong in India’s northeast state of Assam to Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.