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|The Modi-Morrison reset: Australia-India relations 2020||524.66 KB|
Prime Ministers Modi and Morrison have twice in recent months postponed meeting in person to re-explore the bilateral relationship and attempt to take it forward. That attempt was taken at a virtual meeting between them on 4 June, drawing in firstly, the values of democracy and secondly, their shared support for the region’s rules-based maritime order. The latter point has emerged as their intention to build an open, stable, rules-based post COVID-19 world. Both intentions delineate their differences from China. Each country is now experiencing the economic weaponry that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) can bring to bear on different aspects of their engagement with it.
Can the mutual aim, to disengage to some extent from China, take the on-again, off-again Indo-Australian bilateral relationship to a point where yet another newly comprehensive elevation of earlier strategic partnerships may enable institutional, political, defence and security undertakings to reach solid ground? Or will commitments to other states combined with different domestic policies again raise the bar?