Australia and India reaffirm their commitment to enhancing naval ties
19 August 2021
The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy have reaffirmed their strong ties and continued commitment to working closely together to ensure a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, and Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral Karambir Singh have signed a new Joint Guidance for the Australia – India ‘Navy to Navy’ relationship.
“We are proud to sign a new shared vision for working even closer with the Indian Navy to promote peace, security, stability and prosperity in our region,” Vice Admiral Michael Noonan said.
“Our predecessors signed a Joint Guidance in New Delhi in 2007 and since then, our relationship has grown significantly in scope and sophistication.
“We look forward to even stronger ties between our two navies in the decades ahead,” Vice Admiral Noonan said.
The Joint Guidance outlines a shared intent to conduct regular talks, professional exchanges, and joint training.
It also outlines an intent to collaborate in efforts, including search and rescue, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief where required.
The Joint Guidance aligns with the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreed by Australia and India in 2020.