The Australia-India bilateral relationship has never been stronger. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, the elevation of the relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership last year has raised the profile of both countries’ common interests and commitment to work together in various areas of political and economic significance. But with common concerns over the ever-changing geopolitical environment in the Indo-Pacific and the need to safeguard national interests, how can the potential in this new partnership be realised into 2022 and beyond? Will the resurgence of the Quad provide the anchor for a free and open Indo-Pacific region for both nations? And how can these stronger bilateral ties help shape a new regional order?
Lisa Singh, AII CEO
John McCarthy AO, Former Australian Ambassador and Distinguished Fellow of the AII