India's first mission to Mars has successfully entered its second phase, with the probe leaving the earth's atmosphere. The spacecraft, Mangalyaan, will now embark on a 10-month journey around the sun before reaching Mars in September
2013 has been a feverishly busy year for the Australia India Institute, and for Australia-India relations. With a new government, Australia will be starting over in efforts to keep relations with our Indian Ocean neighbours invigorated.
Julie Bishop, Australia’s incumbent Foreign Minister has visited India, telling an audience in Mumbai of the value Australia places on its relationship with India. In what was Ms Bishop’s first visit to India as Foreign Minister, she named India as “an essential part of [Australia’s] foreign policy priorities.”
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One of the most significant initiatives to transform Indian Higher Education will be launched in New Delhi next week. Leaders from government, academia, and industry - from all over the world - will meet to discuss the future of Higher Education in India and how creating global networks can become a game-changer.
At 2.38pm local time on Tuesday, India began its first mission to Mars. An unmanned probe was launched to commence the 680 million kilometre journey to the red planet, which will take almost a year.
The high table of Asian geopolitics is abuzz with talk of the “Indo-Pacific.” Manmohan Singh tells his East Asian counterparts that India seeks with them “a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.”
An Australian not-for-profit association is responding to outcries across the subcontinent that women in India lack educational opportunities. Last month, the first Learning Centre for girl children was opened in Village Indpur, around 130 kilometres from New Delhi.
Australia India Institute Director Amitabh Mattoo has been appointed Mal Smith Asia Fellow at the distinguished Ormond College at The University of Melbourne.
Nandan Nilekani, the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority India (UIDAI), told a packed audience at the Australia India Institute last week how giving every Indian citizen a unique 12-digit number could change their lives, and the nation.