If Canberra wants a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with New Delhi, some courageous steps are needed.
The conflict between India and China on their disputed Himalayan border may be an important turning point in their relationship. Australia should take the opportunity to show firm support for India over the issue.
The National Security College, with the support of the Department of Defence, is leading a two-year research project on Australia’s Indo-Pacific strategy in the Indian Ocean. As a part of this project, this paper recommends Australia clearly demonstrate to India in public statements that its relationship with Australia and other Quad countries provides meaningful benefits. This paper first appeared on the Lowy Institute’s ‘The Interpreter’ on 22 June 2020.
This publication originally appeared in The Interpreter.