Bangalore, 18 November 2021 (TDI): Australia has been strengthening its tech-partnership with India by establishing a new Consulate-General in Bangalore.

The development was announced by the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison at Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) ongoing from 17 November and will last till 19 November 2021.

Australia will expand its diplomatic presence in India by opening a Consulate-General. This will also deepen Australian engagement with Indian governments at all levels.

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announces to elevate this cooperation even further, at the Tech Summit.

He noted that such developments will bring Australian and Indian technologists, policy practitioners, academics, researchers together.

The initiative is a multi-stakeholder and it will guide responsible development and use of critical technologies. Prime Minister Scott also expressed that the two-way partnership will promote stronger investment opportunities and cutting-edge innovation in cyber, critical, and emerging technologies.

This will also amplify the impact of policy in both countries globally as well as the rest of the Indo-Pacific. It will also broaden the Centre’s influence in the region.

Centre of Excellence

The two countries will also establish a Centre of Excellence for Critical and Emerging Technology Policy in India.

The establishment of the center is an Australian strategy for protecting and promoting technologies, the Blueprint for Critical Technologies.

This initiative is among the flagship of Australia’s new Action Plan for Critical Technologies. The center will be providing both Australia and India with a practical platform to work together to shape technology governance. This will help the partners to promote an inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific.