India, Australia ink 6 pacts

NEW DELHI
10 Apr 2017

A pact to significantly expand counter-terror cooperation was among six agreements India and Australia inked on Monday as the two countries called for strong action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups. However, no breakthrough was achieved on a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA) during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull who merely decided to direct their respective officials to hold an early round of negotiations for the free trade deal. During their talks, the two leaders decided to significantly expand their ties in several key areas including defence, trade, energy and education.