FROM THE CEO
Australia has continued to show its commitment to bilateral ties with India through strengthening its technology partnership: establishing a new Consulate-General in Bengaluru, as well as a new India-based Centre of Excellence for Critical and Emerging Technology Policy. These steps recognise the role Australia needs to play in India’s burgeoning tech sector and digital economy.
As the end of year approaches, all eyes are on the impending new ‘Early Harvest’ trade agreement as the first step of a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). The Institute continues to add to this policy conversation at the business, diplomatic, academic and government levels and looks forward to playing a significant role in strengthening our two countries for India’s 75th year of Independence in 2022.
I wish you and your families a happy new year and a relaxing festive period.
The Hon Lisa Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Australia India Institute