India and Australia: Creating New Strategy Geometries in the Indo-Pacific

David Brewster

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    Abstract

    This chapter considers Australia's perspectives on India's growing connections in the Indo-Pacific region. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue was a high-level security dialogue among Japan, India, the United States (US) and Australia first proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2006. Australia has a significant interest in promoting security cooperation with US allies and others to reduce the potential for over-reliance on its bilateral alliance with the US. Australia also has a strong interest including India in such arrangements as a friendly power in the Indian Ocean and as a way of building India into a rules-based security order across the Indo-Pacific. Australia and India have some unique complementarities that make a partnership potentially significant for the Indo-Pacific strategic order. They both have substantial capabilities, the benefits of their strategic geography, and the potential to engage and mobilize a wide range of partners between them including a mix of US allies and notionally non-aligned states.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Indo-Pacific Axis: Peace and Prosperity or Conflict?
    EditorsSatish Chandra & Baladas Ghoshal
    Place of PublicationOxon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages49-57
    Volume1
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780429958588
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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