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Australia 'very willing' to join Malabar naval exercise if invited; country had taken part in 2007 but left thereafter
Australia is willing to join the Malabar naval exercise if invited by the participating nations of India, the US and Japan, a senior Australian official said.
India, Australia hold inaugural 2+2 dialogue, discuss defence ties, stability of Indo-Pacific region
India and Australia on Tuesday reviewed all aspects of bilateral ties with a focus on strategic and defence relations during their first '2+2 dialogue' and agreed that a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific is in the long-term interests of all countries in the region
Indo-Pacific quadrilateral: China continues to influence the formation of various strategic alliances in the region
The third Japan-Australia-India trilateral dialogue among senior representatives from the three countries has concluded in Canberra even as foreign affairs' commentators continue to express doubts over the revival of a wider quadrilateral grouping also involving the US.