Points To Note

The Quad is gaining strategic content
Australia and India today unveiled their Mutual Logistics Support Arrangement to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and help build military Interoperability.
India Australia Military Base Agreement Signed

India has a similar pact with the U.S. and is set to sign one with Japan.


India,Australia sign 7 agreements on public reforms, defence, critical technology
Australia supports India’s demand for permanent membership in an expanded United Nations Security Council (UNSC,

List of Document Signed

1. Joint Statement on a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Republic of India and Australia
Strategic partnership is usually quite loosely defined whereas comprehensive strategic partnership is more detailed

2.Joint Declaration on a Shared Vision for Maritime Cooperation in the Indo- Pacific.
Indo-Pacific is a term that has been used a lot lately in the geopolitical sense

I .Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation.

  1. MOU on cooperation in the field of mining and processing of Critical and Strategic minerals.
    3.Arrangement concerning Mutual Logistics Support (MLSA).
    4.Implementing Arrangementconcerning cooperation irrOeferIce Science and Technology to the MoU on Defence Cooperation. 5.Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation in the field of Public Administration and Governance Reforms. 6.Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training. 7.Memorandum of Understanding on Water Resources Management.


India and Australia held their first bilateral naval exercise in 2015.
The exercise was called AUSINDEX.Also, the countries hold bilateral army exercises called AUSTRAHIND.

Exercise Pitch Black
2018, India participated in the exercise for the first time.Around 13 I aircraft were involved and more than 4,000 personnel participated in the exercise.This also included Canada, France,Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Indonesia,Thailand, US, Malaysia.
India Australia Military Base Agreement Signed