This paper argues that Australia and India must not squander the chance to build a strategic partnership. Recent bilateral difficulties, such as over student welfare, have at least focused high-level attention on the relationship. A security declaration would be a positive step, but would need to be more than rhetoric, and include practical ideas for defence, intelligence and diplomatic cooperation to meet common challenges. Meanwhile the uranium export question has not gone away.
|Title of host publication||Reports from a Turbulent Decade: Lowy Institute 10th Anniversary Collection|
|Editors||Michael Fullilove and Anthony Bubalo|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Viking Press/Penguin Books|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|