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The second annual Australia-India Security Roundtable concluded yesterday in Sydney. It consolidated the success of the inaugural Security Roundtable held in New Delhi in July 2001. 

The roundtable brings together leading Australian and Indian defence and security experts from outside government. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is the lead Australian organisation, with generous financial support provided by the Australia-India Council. 

In their Outcomes Statement, participants called on both countries to strengthen bilateral security and defence relations to achieve a level of closeness befitting their common interests. 

They also emphasised the value of this second track security dialogue to support efforts at the government level and promote understanding within the broader community. 

The roundtable will convene again next year in India.


Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2002 
By: Australian Strategic Policy Institute