They mentioned a whole vary of points together with the lately launched army alliance of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States referred to as AUKUS.

By Yashwant Raj I Edited by Amit Chanda

UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2021 12:29 AM IST

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia’s Scott Morrison held their first in-person assembly on Thursday forward of the primary in-person summit of Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) they’ll attend on Friday on the White House, joined by their host US President Joe Biden and Japan’s Yoshihide Suga.

“Outstanding,” Scott Morrison mentioned when requested how the assembly went. He refused to say extra.

The assembly laster for much longer than its appointed time, which, each Indian and Australian officers mentioned, was “a good thing”.

They mentioned a whole vary of points together with the lately launched army alliance of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States referred to as AUKUS, which goals mainly to equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines for deployment within the Indo-Pacific area..

Scott Morrison had briefed Narendra Modi on the AUKUS alliance earlier than it was introduced formally.

A supply acquainted with the planning of the prime minister’s go to and his bilateral conferences described India-Australia ties as an “important relationship (which) is developing very quickly” and mentioned a gathering of the 2 leaders had been “long overdue”.

Scott Morrison was first scheduled to go to India in January of 2020 however he referred to as it off in view of devastating wildfires in Australia. He was subsequent scheduled to go to India in March however had referred to as it off in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US Vice-President Kamala Harris for his second bilateral of the day. In the night, he meets Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the fourth member of the Quad bilaterally afterward Thursday.

He will maintain his last bilateral assembly on Friday, with President Biden, simply forward of the Quad summit.

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