Defense Ministers of India and Australia hold bilateral talks, emphasize on UN resolution in Afghanistan

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India’s Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral talks with Australia’s Defense Minister Peter Dutton on September 10, 2021 to boost overall bilateral ties between the two countries.

Talks also took place between the two ministers before the inaugural ‘two-plus-two’ dialogue between the foreign and defense ministers of India and Australia.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defense Minister Peter Dutton for 2+2 talks to discuss further strengthening bilateral defense and strategic ties, besides exchanging views between the two countries on Afghanistan Arrived in India on 10 September.

Key points of bilateral meeting between Defense Ministers of India and Australia

• At the beginning of this meeting, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that, despite this difficult period of COVID-19, Dutton’s visit to India is a testament to the strong ties between the two countries.
• India’s Defense Minister appreciated Australia’s support to India during the COVID-19 pandemic and noted that the two countries shared a stake in a cooperative, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
• Discussions during the bilateral talks between India and Australia also focused on expanding bilateral defense cooperation and military engagement in services, cooperation in emerging defense technology, mutual logistics/logistical support and enhancing defense information sharing. .

India And Australia also insisted on the UN resolution on Afghanistan

During this bilateral dialogue between the Defense Ministers of India and Australia, the situation in Afghanistan was also discussed. These two ministers also talked about the human rights situation and human rights violations against women, children and minorities in the war-torn country.

Rajnath Singh and Peter Dutton said that the international community should do everything to implement UN resolution 2953 in Afghanistan.

UN resolution implemented in Afghanistan

After the Taliban occupation of Kabul, in August 2021, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2953. The resolution demanded that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country and reiterated the importance of combating terrorism in this country.

India-Australia Relations

• These two countries are part of a quadrilateral grouping or quadrilateral alliance that resolves to work to ensure an open, free and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The other two members of this group are the US and Japan.
• In June 2020, these two countries extended their ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and also signed a landmark agreement for mutual access to military bases for logistic support.
• The Australian Navy was also a part of the recent Malabar naval exercise involving the navies of the US, Japan and India.

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Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne and Defense Minister Peter Dutton met India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

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