Analyses | 04 February 2008

India should play its part

In this article in new Indian publication Pragati ('Progress'), International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that Australia alone cannot do all the running in building a strategic partnership with India.

Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf

In this article in new Indian publication Pragati ('Progress'), International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that Australia alone cannot do all the running in building a strategic partnership with India.

Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf
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Executive Summary

India needs to recognise Australia as a serious strategic player in the Indo-Pacific region, not just a US ally or an adjunct to ASEAN. He also suggests that India needs to recognise the genuineness of Australia's motives on nuclear arms control, and that new efforts at co-operation between the two countries in this field could eventually help to generate bipartisanship in Australia on supplying uranium to India.

Pragati: The Indian National Interest Review, No. 11, February 2008, pp 2-4 (online at http://pragati.nationalinterest.in)