ASPI has established an India program that will continue to expand given Delhi’s importance to Australia’s national and regional interests.
The program will span across ASPI’s research centres to provide in-depth analysis of the bilateral relationship and India’s role in the Indo-Pacific. ASPI will produce original empirical research on areas of potential bilateral cooperation including on critical technologies, critical minerals, defence & national security, energy security and space. The research will also look at India’s footprint in the Indian Ocean region, in Southeast Asia and avenues for bolstering cooperation, including in the Pacific, through the Quad and other regional groupings. We would also look to expand the scope of research to consider how tensions in the India-China relationship affect Australia’s strategic environment and options.
The program will be supported by track 1.5 dialogues, a high-level visits and fellowships program and an intention to publish a diverse range of authors from India and South Asia.