From defence partnership to security cooperation and coordinated pandemic response, the Australia–India relationship now encompasses almost every key bilateral component. But, as some experts believe, the best is yet to come.
Dipen Rughani, CEO & MD of the Newland Global Group in Australia, firmly believes that in the post pandemic world India and Australia must work together, discovering new ways of engaging in an integrated way in the field of pharmaceuticals - sharing skills, resources, infrastructure and exclusively knowledge.
From highly social beings, to a ‘social-distanced’ society and then insulated economies, it is up to countries like India and Australia to keep globalisation cooperation alive.
Australia has several critical minerals such as cobalt and lithium while India has proven manufacturing prowess. If the two countries combine these strengths, they can produce cutting edge products for the world market.
With a new reality necessitating a new discourse, a geopolitics expert lays out the various reasons why Australia and India need to come together and explore possibilities of engagement in the new global reality.