Australia’s Pivot to India

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A thoroughly absorbing, must-read examination of why Australia’s relationship with India might hold the key to our future, by federal MP Andrew Charlton

The time has come for Australia and India to forge closer ties – and reap the benefits. But will Australia seize the opportunity? 

India is on the rise to become the next global superpower, with a population expected to be larger than the United States and China combined by 2050. For Australia, as the world grows more volatile, India has emerged as a new geopolitical partner offering hope for a more secure and balanced Indo-Pacific region. 

Australian cities are full of thriving ‘Little Indias’ created by a rapidly growing Indian diaspora estimated to become the largest migrant group in the nation in just over two decades. In Australia's Pivot to India, Andrew Charlton provides an authoritative analysis of Australia’s relationship with India, explains why now is the time to seize the opportunity for collaboration and cooperation, and outlines a vision for the Australia–India partnership that will enhance Australia’s security and prosperity in the twenty-first century. He argues that both Indians and Australians have an outdated view of each other, trapped in decades-old stereotypes and misunderstandings.

Lively, thought-provoking and timely, Australia’s Pivot to India is the go-to source for anyone interested in Australia–India relations, India's role in reshaping the global order and the impact this will have on Australia’s future