Home/ News / World/  Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasizes ‘T20 Mode’ of India-Australia ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted the strengthening relationship between India and Australia, describing it as being in the "T20 mode."

Modi stated that India and Australia expressed their commitment to further elevate the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. He mentioned that during the discussions to take place today, the focus had been on various sectors including mining, critical minerals, renewable energy, trade, and commercial linkages, among others.

PM Modi further raised the issue of attacks on temples in the country and said that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese had assured to take "strict actions against such elements in the future."

"I am visiting Australia within 2 months of the visit of my friend Prime Minister Albanese to India. This is our sixth meeting in the last one year. This reflects the depth of our comprehensive relations, convergence in our views and maturity of our ties. In the language of cricket, our ties have entered the T20 mode," said PM Modi in a joint press briefing with Australian PM Anthony Albanese.

During a joint address with his Australian counterpart Albanese, PM Modi said, “PM Anthony Albanese and I have in the past discussed the issue of attack on temples in Australia and activities of separatist elements. We discussed the matter today also. We will not accept any elements that harm the friendly and warm ties between the India-Australia relationship by their action or thoughts."

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks in Sydney, further strengthening the friendship between their respective nations.

The discussions between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney build upon the outcomes of the Australia-India Annual Leaders' Summit held in March. The meeting reaffirmed their shared dedication to fostering an open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific region.

"Our democratic values are the foundation of our ties. Our relations are based on mutual trust and respect. The Indian community in Australia is a living bridge between our countries. Last evening at the Indian community event, Prime Minister Albanese and I unveiled "Little India" of Harris Park. I could also sense the popularity of Prime Minister Albanese in the event," said PM Modi at the joint press briefing.

Australian Prime Minister Albanese expressed his anticipation of travelling to New Delhi in September to attend the G20 Leaders' Summit, which is recognized as the leading platform for global economic collaboration.


Mausam Jha
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Updated: 24 May 2023, 10:29 AM IST
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