Australia and India: The Indian Ocean and the limits of strategic convergence

David Brewster*

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    Many Australian observers see Australia and India as 'natural' partners whose strategic perspectives are likely to become ever closer in coming years. This article will examine recent developments in the Australia-India security relationship and consider some possible limits to the strategic convergence of Australia and India, particularly in Indian Ocean security. It argues that Australia's challenge in coming years will be not only to address areas of common interest but to also actively engage with India on the interests and expectations of littoral states and extra-regional powers in the security of the Indian Ocean.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)549-565
    Number of pages17
    JournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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