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Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Turnbull works on strategic ties in India

Turnbull works on strategic ties in India

It was an entirely vegetarian fare at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Monday. And, therefore, require global strategy and solutions, ' Mr Modi said.

However, Turnbull assured India that the first shipment of uranium from Australia to India will happen "as soon as possible".

There are over 60,000 Indian students in Australia and increasing number of Australian students are also coming to study in India.

They are also a pointer to our connected destinies.

The MoUs signed provided for deeper cooperation in areas of health and medicine, sports, environment, climate and wildlife, civil aviation security and cooperation in space technology.

In a joint statement, the two leaders stressed their support for continued bilateral nuclear cooperation.

The joint statement said, "Recognising that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and stability, the two Prime Ministers reiterated their strong commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and stressed that there can be no justification for acts of terror on any grounds whatsoever".

On Tuesday, Mr Turnbull will take part in a strategic roundtable meeting involving Australia and Indian security and foreign policy experts.

Talking on training Junior commissioned officers of armed forces as trainers and assessors to fill the shortage of trainers, Rudy said: "The young trained junior commissioned officers who have long trained in many technical aspects of Indian armed forces... generally they retire young after 20 years of service".

Moreover, Turnbull revealed that his new "priority" was to complete the Chinese-led regional deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean) and the six countries with which Asean has free trade agreements - Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

"It is a process that will take some time", he said. Skills never got the focus that it should have."Rudy said India need to train 400 million people in organised and unorganised sector".

"From our point of view of course we are a huge agricultural exporter so we want to have open markets, open markets for everything but in particular for agriculture", he said.

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