PM Modi raises concerns over incidents of attacks on temples and activities of pro-Khalistani elements with his Australian counterpart

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese India's concerns over incidents of attacks on temples and activities of pro-Khalistani elements in Australia.

Mr Modi raised the issue during his wide-ranging with Mr Albanese in Sydney today. In a joint press statement after the meeting, Mr Modi said he had discussions with his Australian counterparts in the past on the issue of attacks on temples in Australia and activities of separatist elements. Mr. Modi said Prime Minister Albanese has assured him once again that he will take strict actions against such elements in the future also.

Prime Minister Modi said the India-Australia ties are based on mutual trust and confidence.

Mr Modi said they have a constructive discussion on strengthening strategic cooperation in mining and critical minerals.

Mr added that the discussion was held on taking India-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership to new heights. Mr. Modi invited Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and all Australian cricket fans to India for the Cricket World Cup this year.

 India and Australia also signed agreements in the field of migration and mobility partnership and on the Green Hydrogen task force. The Memorandum of Understandings were exchanged after the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart.

The Australian Prime Minister said the two countries reiterated their shared ambition for an early conclusion of the Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement later this year. He also announced the establishment of a new Australian Consulate General in Bengaluru saying it will help connect Australian businesses to India's booming digital and innovation ecosystem.

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