India and Australia are scheduled to hold the second two plus two Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi on November 20, 2023.
- The meetings will involve discussions between India’s Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, and Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles, along with Foreign Minister Penny Wong.
- The agenda includes a wide range of discussions on strategic, defence, and security issues at bilateral, regional, and global levels.
- The aim is to further advance cooperation under the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
- The ministers will exchange views on shared priorities for strengthening cooperation between the two countries.
- Ongoing negotiations related to the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement will be assessed during the dialogue.
- The India-Australia relationship has experienced significant growth in recent years.
- The bilateral relationship was upgraded from a Strategic Partnership to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2020.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited each other’s countries in the same year, taking steps to strengthen bilateral ties.
- The inaugural India-Australia two plus two Ministerial Dialogue took place in September 2021.
Q,: Who represented India in the two plus two Ministerial Dialogue with Australia in November 2023?
- A) Narendra Modi and S. Jaishankar
- B) Rajnath Singh and S. Jaishankar
- C) S. Jaishankar and Amit Saha
- D) Anthony Albanese and Nirmala Sitharaman
Ans : B) Rajnath Singh and S. Jaishankar