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US President Joe Biden (centre) flanked by screens featuring Australian PM Scott Morrison (left) and UK PM Boris Johnson at the announcement of the new AUKUS partnership | Photo: Bloomberg

Why India could gain ‘major leverage’ as Australia, UK, US join hands to take on China

AUKUS is a new trilateral security partnership. UK & US will help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, pushing it to directly counter China.

India, Australia call for ‘broad-based & inclusive’ govt in Afghanistan at 2+2 meet

In a joint statement issued after the ministerial dialogue, the two nations called for the Taliban to guarantee safe passage for foreign nationals & Afghans wanting to leave.

Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific focus of Jaishankar’s meeting with Australian counterpart

Ahead of the inaugural 'two-plus-two' ministerial dialogue between India and Australia Saturday, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar met Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
File photo of Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne | Commons

Want to ‘constructively’ engage with China, says Australia ahead of 2+2 talks with India

Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton are in India for the inaugural '2+2 ministerial dialogue' between the two countries Saturday.

Terror fallout from Afghanistan, China and Indo-Pacific top agenda of India-Australia talks

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton held bilateral talks Friday, ahead of the first ever 2+2 ministerial dialogue between India and Australia tomorrow.
Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell | Photo: Twitter | AusHCIndia

‘Deeply disappointed’ with non-inclusive Taliban govt in Afghanistan, Australia says

Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell says his country is focused on Taliban ensuring safe passage, ceasing violence, preventing violent extremism & upholding human rights.

Australian foreign, defence ministers to attend 2+2 ministerial talks in India on 11 September

The focus of the 2+2 dialogue is likely to be on boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in the face of China’s growing military assertiveness & Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
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Australian court sends Haryana’s Vishal Jood to 1-year in jail for attack on Sikhs in Sydney

Vishal Jood pleaded guilty to three charges, including committing assaults on members of the Sikh community in Sydney in September last year.
Artist's reconstruction of the 1000-year-old burial in Finland, showing the position of the objects on the body. | Photo: Veronika Paschenko/European Journal of Archaeology

1,000-year-old grave of a non-binary person identified in Finland & hi-bye gestures of apes

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A file photo of former Australia prime minister Tony Abbott. | Photo: Twitter/@HonTonyAbbott

Australia makes fresh push for free trade deal, sends former PM Abbott to talk to Modi govt

Australia is planning to begin negotiations for the long-pending trade pact with India even as sticky issues concerning tariff reduction in agriculture goods remain.

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Meghalaya farmer is now richer than Punjab’s

An average Indian farmer household now earns most of the income working as labourer and from other non-farm activities.
Signage for Ford Motor stands at its Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant in Sanand, Gujarat

Ford’s exit from India opens dealers to legal action from customers

Dealers will likely face 'legal complications' given that consumer law makes them liable after a manufacturer exits, president of Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations said.

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Rolls-Royce India and South Asia President Kishore Jayaraman

Rolls-Royce ready to co-develop, manufacture fighter aircraft engines in India

Rolls-Royce's India and South Asia president Kishore Jayaraman says co-development is in line with ‘atmanirbhar’ design and manufacturing initiative.

3 questions for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi, but answer the third first

Can Modi be defeated? If yes, how? Is anyone trying to defeat him? These are key questions opposition leaders hoping to take on Modi in 2024 need to answer.
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