Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Anzac Day commemorated in New Delhi
Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu and New Zealand Chargé d'Affaires Suzannah Jessep paid their respects to the women and men who lost their lives in service to their country during an Anzac Day ceremony at the Delhi War Cemetery on 25 April.
They were joined by members of the Australian and New Zealand communities in India, as well as members of the Indian military to honour those who had laid down their lives to defend their nations and their shared values in conflicts around the world.
“Anzac Day is a day to remember Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations since the First World War, and to honour those who continue to serve today,” Ms Sidhu said. Read more.
Boost for Australia-India science collaboration
Australian and Indian research projects on agriculture productivity, food security and developing clean energy technologies are among those that will benefit from a $5.6 million boost to the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).
Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, and the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Sciences, Christopher Pyne, announced six new grants in the latest tranche of AISRF funding. Read more.
Australia and India partner to strengthen sporting capabilities
Officials from the Australian Sports Commission and Victoria University were on a mission to promote sports cooperation with India.
A delegation, led by Professor Hans Westerbeek, Dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University, explored potential partnerships with government and business in sports administration, training, sport sciences and education. Read more.